Thursday, February 21, 2008

Entry #575

DE lower

Box squats:
10 x 2     225 lbs.
> One set with low platform + plate, the rest with just the platform. Probably the best session I've done with this. Curled my toes into knarled claws digging into the floor, and it made a difference in keeping my legs straight. Will make a conscious effort to do this from now on. Knees felt prime.

Romanian deadlifts:
4 x 8     275 lbs.
> Grip was difficult to contend with, even with the mixed hold. The bar had no knurling. I began the first set with a snatch grip, and at about rep 5, as the bar began to slide out from my sweat, I thought Okay, this won't work, and switched grips mid set. Perspiration was probably a factor, as well.

Full-contact twists:
3 x 8     70 lbs.

Neck crunches:
3 x 20   45 lbs.
> The harness wouldn't stay on my head, so I had to keep it on the scruff of my neck, which took away much of the challenge. Hence, high reps.

Did some light form work on the standing bag, and stretched for thirty minutes later at night.