Monday, November 28, 2011

Entry #980

Ordered a new pair of Fat Gripz to replace my lost ones. Also included in the package a pair of Mini and Monster Mini bands. Finally. All these years I've been contending with my mega-strong Iron Woodies for everything from benching to squatting, so the diversity will be most welcome. Now I just need to get some chains, a sled to drag, and dig out my boards from the closet and I just might start looking like a powerlifter.

I have no idea what the hell a "Cyber Monday" is, but with sales like this I'm down with it.

Also rereading Beyond Bodybuilding. I try to read two books at a time, one fiction and the other non-fiction. Right now I'm doing three (Beyond Bodybuilding, Fist of God, and Sun and Steel).

Entry #979

SSB box squats:
150 x 5
200 x 5
240 x 5
270 x 5
275 x 5
> Legs were sore from the day before yesterday, but still felt really good on these. The stool was at about parallel, maybe a little less.

One-armed overhead dumbbell press:
70 x 5
80 x 5
80 x 5
> Wow, never pushed a dumbbell this heavy overhead while standing, yet it felt incredibly light. Just last week 60 was enough. It's probably because I've only done this movement after barbell pressing before.

One-armed EZ bar deadlifts:
155 x 5, 5 

SSB good mornings:
150 x 10

Band and cable rows

Duct-taped the loose padding around my bar. The pic below shows how short the handles are; I only get about a half-grip with them. Gonna bring a measuring tape next time to record the diameter so I can get some piping as extensions.