The day I realised I like training shoulders…

I have always hated training shoulders!

Like always ever since I first started going to the gym at uni, 20+ years ago…

Which, now I think about it probably explains why I have always had comparatively weak shoulders…

However…this is not the case any more!!

Since starting this strongwoman training and getting my very own very awesome log to wave about I have suddenly started liking shoulder training!

Well, it’s not really that sudden when I think about it. It started when I broke my ankle and upper body training was my only option… I began to see improvement and that always helps me like things!

Now I am training in a bit more of a focused way and I am beginning to see the shoulder progress I should have seen ages ago if I hadn’t avoided shoulders, I have come to realise that I actually like training them!

There is something immensely satisfying about hefting a heavy thing over your head. Given that this is the basic gist of shoulder training, I don’t know why I didn’t see it before.

Probably because it is hard, it is still hard even though I like it, but it is worth it 😀

I have announced this to Matt in the middle of my last PT session so I assume I am going to have a lot more shoulder work in my future! But given that I have to do log press in the strongwoman comp, this is probably no bad thing!

This machine is made for giants…
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This log is not made for giants…

Watch this space…I need to get 40kg overhead for reps in time for the competition in August, I am currently at 32.5kg…

I am aiming for 40 by the end of February, which is probably a lot of a stretch…

I’ll keep you posted 😀

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