Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Entry #1064

6:45 minutes of HIIT yesterday, plus a walk to the store and back.

SSB squats:
360 x 5, 5, 5
> Felt myself pitch forward a little on some reps. If I can't fix this on my own I might bring back the bands, but it felt like just an attention thing.

Unilateral dumbbell press:
Right arm: 3, 5, 6
Left arm: 5, 5, 5
> Seems like I didn't warm-up adequately. I'm doing a lot of slow, blood-pumping stuff for my shoulder and elbows, but nothing explosive to prime my muscles for performing. Added an easy extra rep on the last set to show myself it was just that and nothing more. It's hard being patient sticking to the progression plan but a 2.5 lb increase every time is plenty fast.

Power cleans:
200 x 3, 3, 3, 3, 3
> For some reason I just can't front squat dynamically for a full clean. Part of the issue might be not leaning back enough. When I tried to keep that in mind I sacrificed height and failed to shelve the first rep of one of the sets, so I need to combine the two principles now. Shrug up while pulling back. I'm really enjoying cleans. They're a fun change and I'm eager to break my 300 lb nemesis from the competition.

Unilateral dumbbell rows:
100 x 15