Saturday, November 27, 2010

Entry #837

Bravo, one previous entry for November. That's worth ethic.

Had a nasty neck injury (cervical disc herniation by my best guess) from doing supinated cable rows (embarrassing) somehow, but I'm back in commission for the most part.

In other news, I'm leaving for Portland, OR tomorrow morning and I'm basically up late packing. Training will increase by a large magnitude, particularly fighting.

I've been spending the entire week with my dad and I'm actually going to miss the old battle axe - a lot. I've just been brushing off sentimental expectations this entire time but I'm clearly not immune. He's a badass and my best friend.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Entry #836

Progress on shoulder is going great. Might be able to back squat next week. I was able to fit the bar behind me today but didn't feel comfortable doing that with a full load so I did front squats up to 315. Failed on a third rep, but this is a major improvement over 305 x 2 a couple of weeks ago.

In another milestone I think I may have finally gotten the hand of doing the aforementioned with a snatch grip instead of folding my arms. Will try it out with my working sets next week.

Yesterday saw major breakthroughs. Basically, I repeated the exact workout (dips + Arnold press, two movements I have not been able to do since) on the day of my subluxation.

1. Was able to do dips with 100 lbs. for 5 reps. No pain except crushing my fingers with this cumbersome-ass set-up (keeping the plates behind me instead of in front so I don't lean forward, which is a pain to prepare), but whatever, it's training, not gardening.

2. Managed doing full effort Arnold press with 80 lb. dumbbells for 10 reps.


Pic from Halloween of me setting fire to an innocent woodland village.