Oopse! I screwed up a little, any recommendations?
For about the past week, my diet has been a little off, due to some of the sh** that went on with work. Another thing was I might have gotten a little too ambitious with increasing the weight.
2 weeks ago, I did:
2 62.5 lb dumbbells 3x8 for Flat Bench Dumbbell Press
130 lbs 1x8 & 135 lbs 2x8 for Incline Barbell Press
2 42.5 lb dumbbells 3x8 for Dumbbell Shoulder Press
27.5 lbs + body weight 3x8 for Weighted Dips.
The week after that, I went to 2 65 lb dumbbells for Flat Bench and got 2 full sets of 8 reps, and only needed assistance on the last rep on the final set. After that, my damn chest & shoulders were WASTED! I could barely get in 3 sets of 6 on Incline & Shoulder Press. heh, to make matters worse, I upped the weight on my incline to 135 lbs for all 3 sets.
Now on this week, I did even worse, heheh. I couldn't do as many reps with the 65 lb dumbbells, incline stayed about the same, and I had to drop the weight on Shoulder Presses back down to the 40 lb dumbbells.
What would you guys recommend, should I:
A. Stay at the same weight & continue having someone assist me on them until I work my way up to 3x8? Or B. Drop the weight on one or more of the exercises?
I've had similar problems before when I was doing a different routine. For example, if I increased the weight for curl bar exercise, my hammer curls would sometimes suffer as a result. Of course this is to be expected. heheh, I just didn't expect the Flat Bench Dumbbell presses to have as much of an impact on my shoulders. I guess Flat Dumbbell presses employ a lot more of the shoulders compared to doing Barbell presses.
I'm getting my diet sorted back out, so hopefully things will pick up again for me.