Thursday, December 18, 2014

I notice that Untamed Strength is having a free open gym session this Saturday. Would really benefit me to go and get some actual practice in if it wasn't far.

Mat pulls (5)
485 x 0, 0, 0
405 x 13
Psychologically could not pull the trigger. Gonna reset back to 9. Played around with my form, viewing deadlift tutorials by Emevas and powerlifting to win, and found a teaser of success with a very narrow stance and more precise foot alignment with the bar. Not enough to break mental barriers but that will come with refreshed brainpower another day keeping what I learned about technique in mind. I had tried narrow for a day last year and it didn't help/felt wrong, but today things seemed to click with achieving better leg drive.

SSB squats
330 x 3 x 5

Fooled around with some light high pulls and cleans between squat sets. Don't need to worry about wrist flexibility like normal-bar Olympic lifts, thankfully. Not gonna fret about going continental, either; 225 or even 250 if I don't make weight is comfortable weight for me.