Monday, August 19, 2013

Entry #1223

315 x 5
405 x 5
455 x 2
520 x 1
> Sweet PR. Pulling with straps is awesome, wish I'd done this sooner. I feel like my arms can hang much more than with a mixed grip. I watched some footage of me failing to get 520 last time and my supinated side was bent quite a bit so it may have been just a matter of time before a bicep blowout.  Also, I've found great success in keeping my head downish, surprisingly.

SSB squats:
325 x 5, 5, 5
> I love that this is now a weight that makes for the relaxing, whew-the-hard-part-is-over part of the session.

325 x 12

Farmer's walks:
100s + Fat Gripz around the gym
> Sadly, this is about all I can do since I broke one of my dumbbell handles last year. Looong ago I used to do oblique side-bends with a 135 lb barbell in one hand, maybe I can figure something ghetto out with two barbells or something.
I'm training for a strongman competition that Em invited me to in California a little over a month from now. I attempted to implement one of the events from it today but that didn't go over well.

Overhead press:
165 x 5
190 x 5
215 x 6
> Kickass!

162 x 10, 10, 10, 10, 10

One-arm lat pulldowns:
200 x 8, 8, 8, 8, 8
Two arms:
250 x 15

Messed around with 155 lb high pulls

Incline skullcrushers + Fat Gripz:
45s x 10

Rear-felt flyes:
20s x 25, 25

Spider curls:
35s x 10, 10, 12

I was planning on doing clean and jerks with Fat Gripz on the bar to simulate an axle lift but the rule stating that the weight must be lowered under control completely threw me off. Trying to decelerate a heavy barbell from a clean height has fucked my back up in the past; I started noticing it being a problem at 205 before. I'll wear a belt and practice high pulls for now so I can nail the timing of using my legs to brace the fall more than my back.

Ugh. Nothing is less fun than combining Olympic movements and eccentrics.