Flexibility is important, and I’m not talking about reaching down and touching your toes or an awesome full king pigeon pose.
You have to be flexible with your workout regimen. Sometimes your plan doesn’t always work out and you might have to tweak your program a little bit.
Should you have a plan? Yes! Goals are extremely important, in fact I talked a little bit about it here. Making a plan to accomplish the goal is vital but sometimes things happen and if everything doesn’t go according to plan, THE WORLD WILL NOT END! Well, maybe eventually.
So next time you are supposed to do a particular exercise in the gym and that piece of equipment is broken or the the 135lb, 19 year old kid is texting a novel to his ex girlfriend on the leg press machine, don’t worry about it and make a substitution. Take a quick detour. I wouldn’t suggest deviating from the plan everyday but once in a while won’t kill you.
I have been having a tad bit of elbow pain and when I tried to do some dumbbell incline press, they hurt worse. I instead just did dumbbell shoulder pressing and it felt better. Tada! No sweat! Actually, copious amounts of sweat. But either way, you can’t let the detours rattle you, just keeping lifting and working. On to the workout!
Banded Barbell Bench Press: 9×3 @55% of 1rm (I ended up using 115)
Band Pull Aparts: 1 set of 10 for every set of bench.
Seated Dumbbell Shoulder Press: 3×12
Rear Delt Raise: 3×15
Dumbbell Lateral Raise: 3×10
Chin Up Holds: I just did several sets of isometric holds. Working on position and grip strength. More on that later!