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Today was the first day that I ever had to skip an exercise due to injury/pain. I did my whole routine today, consisting of chest, triceps and shoulders. I had to skip two shoulder exercises though, both the front and side lateral. I am historically weak on shoulder exercises but I had been making some significant gains. For example, in the past month I have went from doing 70lb on military press, to 120lb.

Anyways, today when I was doing incline dumbbell presses, my shoulder was in some pain. It also hurt on the seated chest press. I wasn’t too worried because I have had little nagging pains while training but nothing I have not powered through. I got to laterals though, but couldn’t even do a small amount of weight. I think it was my rotator cuff that hurt – can’t be sure it might just be my deltoids. I found a good exercise using the cable crossover machine to help a sore rotator cuff so I think I will work that into my routine tomorrow.

It was a little bit disheartening to have to sit out those two exercises but I made sure to make up for it with extra ab work and some calf exercises that I usually only do on alternate days.
Anyone catch the Jamaican sprinter Bolt in action this Olympics. UNBELIEVABLE. He was the first sprinter to break the 100 metre and 200 metre records in a single Olympics. The fact that he accomplished this is pretty impressive. More impressive is the fact that he has only been training in the 100 for like a year. Oh yeah and EVEN more impressive is that in the 100m finals he slowed his pace and started celebrating about 10 metres from the finish line…and still smashed the world record and was the first person to run a sub 9.7 second 100m.

I know this might sound crazy but i think we are looking at a guy who may go on to break the 9.about 10 metres from the finish line…and still smashed the world record and was the first person to run a sub 9.7 second 100m.

I know this might sound crazy but i think we are looking at a guy who may go on to break the 9.5sec mark. He had to work a little harder in the 200m but he still broke the world record.
I remember when I was younger track and field was pretty big – relatively speaking of course. It seems to have lost a little bit of its lustre lately. Now that could be due to steroid scandals, and it might just be a localized thing here in Canada since we are kind of off the radar in sprinting these days. I hope that Bolt’s performance can put some shine back on the sport and we can continue to see these ever improving times and records.



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