Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Entry #278

ME for upper-body went by without a hitch. Shoulder felt fine. Had spent the previous week working on the subtle powerlifting nuances of bench press form. For that lift I put up 295 lbs for a single, but I'm not going to count it since my spotter gave me a small nudge on it. It was rising slow but I'm certain I could have done it all on my own. Still, I was being careful by asking for his assistance beforehand, and I got what I asked for. And in Jared's words, weighted dips own my soul. Also saw improvements in pull-ups. Damn, this day by far has the best lifts in the program.

Started cardio earlier today. Had my best heavy bag session yet. Did great in encorporating my punching and my kicking game together. Structured as such:
50 right roundhouses
50 left roundhouses
50 right straights
50 left straights
5 three minute rounds of stand-up on the bag, 45 second rests in between, using 4 oz. gloves
3 one minute rounds of stand-up on the bag, 30 second rests in between, bare-knuckle
2 untimed rounds of shadowboxing by poolside
25 minutes of swimming fast laps (was dying in the pool by this time)