Thursday, May 24, 2012

Entry #1062

330 x 5
380 x 3
425 x 9
> Could have gotten another one if I really tried. I did things backwards today to bring my deadlift performance up and I think I'm going to keep it this way.

Dumbbell military press with Fat Gripz:
75 x 5, 5, 5
> The last set was the best I've ever overhead pressed since dislocating my shoulder. Everything got way easier the further I went, probably as I inadvertently recovered from deadlifting.

15, 12, 8
> Did these between sets of pressing. 

SSB squat:
240 x 5, 5, 5
> I didn't think about how I can't front squat with a clean grip when my arms are pumped. I'm not sure if I even want to practice for cleans anymore, or if I can get by without front squatting for practice. I don't have any Olympic meets on the horizon. 

Neck machine:
80 x 7, 6 
> Between sets of squats.

Did some martial art practice last night. I can throw hooks and uppercuts with no pain. This routine is fantastic. As soon as I stopped barbell pressing my shoulder got better. 

Doing 5/3/1 three times a week saw my deadlift go up, my squat stall before going down, and my pressing sharply decline. I've managed to keep up my deadlift progress by maintaining Wendler's scheme for it while getting my squat and presses to hike up with my own touches, all while hovering at 207 and losing about a pound or two every two weeks.