Jason X wrote:over head press (strict)
4 sets of 6
and 6 behind the neck push presses with the same weight to see if my shoulder still hated me.
it sure did. I dunno what that's all about. either the shrugs or the cleans are messing with it.
When you were pressing behind the neck, were you keeping your hands REALLY far apart, as in, within a foot of the collars on the bar? One thing I learned a long time ago, when pressing behind the neck, it's the least stressful on the shoulders when you go wide. So, if you're going with a grip that's similar to your press in the front, widen that sucker out and see if it helps a bit.
Jason X wrote:wrestling with the vegan thing a bit now, though. I need to figure my diet out, stat!
What's the part that's giving you trouble? If it has anything to do with needing to gain weight, I can make some junk food recommendations that will guarantee success. My program that took me from 270 to 283 lbs. involved a pint of vegan ice cream every night after training, followed by as much vegan jerky I could put down. This, of course, was after I'd already eaten anywhere from 2500-3500 cal. during the day. Throw in some candy, and before you know it, you'll be needing larger pants. Though, it may also come from the expansion around your waistline in addition to newfound strength, but that's the price we pay sometimes to get there in a hurry