Shoulders and Triceps this morning. (I haven't done barbell lifting for shoulders in about 5 years. I always used dumbells because of my torn labrum (which I had for years and didn't know about until it ripped about 3 years ago. So this is the first time I use barbells in years)
Behind the neck press
Warmup- 45lbs x20
Set 1- 6 reps with 95lbs (very very easy)
Set 2- 6 reps with 115 lbs
Set 3- 6 reps with 125 lbs (didn't want to push too hard. Really just trying to set my limits)
Set 1- 10 reps with 90lbs
Set 2- 10 reps with 100 lbs
Barbell shoulder press
Set 1- 20 reps with 95 lbs very slow, and it burned!!
Warmup with 95 lb pressdowns x 20
Set 1- 6 reps with 65
Set 2- 6 reps with 85
Set 3- 6 reps with 85
Set 1- 10 reps with 65
Set 2- 10 reps with 65
Set 1- 20 reps with 130. Arms are dead!!
I can probably go a little heavier on all these. I'm just trying to avoid any more shoulder problems. I didn't have surgery; I took a month off and a bunch of NSAIDS. So I'm taking it a little easy on the barbell stuff and things that I don't normally do (french press, skull crushers). If I can't lift heavy enough with barbells, I'll switch back to dumbells and do the same routines. But I want to give it at least 3 weeks just to give it a fair shake.
Tomorrow- Back and calves.