Monday, August 27, 2012

Entry #1092

Yesterday: swam laps and then went on an hour walk right after.

Today I used the Swiss bar to bench. Actually not as bad as I thought it would be. The key is to keep the bar completely flat (it feels good to let it angle a little, like you might allow with dumbbells, but this must be resisted) and to unrack swiftly. Unfortunately, I didn't feel good about my chesticular ability by 190. No pain, but that distant sensation in a problem area that separates the wise from the weak. Decided to slash my training max and make floor presses my new best friend until I'm healed 100%.

Swiss bar floor press:
215 x 5
235 x 10
> Whew, what is with light floor presses tiring my triceps out like this lately? I surmise it's from the arms sinking into the floor each rep. Seems like it's blocking the shoulders and pectorals from helping out like they would in a bench press, especially with the Swiss bar. Felt like all triceps.

Pause floor press:
155 x 5 x 10
> Boring. Boring...but big.

Dumbbell rows:
100 x 5 x 10
> Absurdly strict. Just gonna drive myself crazy here for a cycle before switching to Kroc rows.


Belly's looking fatter and arms seem massive, but last time I weighed myself I was only 211. Weird, but as long as I'm strong.

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