Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Signed up for Muay Thai at the same place and took my third class there (4 in total now, counting AKA). I felt like I had a poor training session through entirely my own fault. My lower body was sore from lifting so kicking with my lead left, which I already suck at, was even uglier. Could not turn my hips properly for the life of me. I kept missing my shin on the bag and landing near my toes, which started to hurt enough that I went and grabbed my new Kings shin guards. It still hurt to use that side now just from feeling impact, and soreness and fatigue started making me kick sloppy with my RIGHT leg now and I hurt that foot too. I feel like a buffoon.

On the other hand, my hands are pretty good and when we partnered up I coupled with the coach so I got plenty of personal tutelage. Aiming for the pads, we did various combinations, starting with a simple 1-2 followed by an inside leg kick and moving on to longer chains. I bounced around with partners a little bit. Anything that wasn't boxing I butchered because my feet bones hurt.

Speaking of which, there is a boxing class that my membership covers I'd like to hit up. Only problem is it conflicts with my work schedule, but when we hire another office worker I'll have more free time. Still working 7 days a week.

The calisthenics really worked my shoulders - inchworms and bear crawls gave them a crazy pump. In my lifting I'm going to shift just a little more to direct tricep work to give my front delts a break.

One other thing to note: at night before bed I notice my right knee really fucking hurts if I lift it up. I have plenty of time to heal before squat day, though.
550 x 1, 3
The form clicked on the second set, which came right after the first rep when I walked away and then decided I had more in me so I stepped back to the bar. Wasn't engaging my glutes the first time. Done in the pouring rain again but didn't have strap issues with the water this time.

SSB box squats
240 x 3 x 10
x 8
Short rest times.

Had an epic birthday weekend going on a cruise in San Francisco and feasting at a buffet and sushi later that night.
Strict press
185 x 5
210 x 3
235 x 0, 1
185 x 7 (failed 8th)
Sleep has been cut short because of crazy week (Valentine's and birthday celebrations - Briana made big plans for me). Good bad day strength. This was the minimum after my reset.


Bent-over dumbbell rows
100 x 10

Dumbbell press
100s x 10, 10, 10, 8

Lying dumbbell rows
125s x 10, 10, 10, 10

Facepulls, curls
350 x 3
400 x 3
450 x 1
Dont know what is up with my squat. It just felt terrible today.

315 x 10, 10, 10
Kept rest times short. First set was done right after the 450.

315 x 10

To give my hip flexors a break I will be experimenting with box squats on deadlift day instead of "free" squats. It's when I'm at the bottom that my hips hurt.
Bench press
257.5 x 3
297.5 x 3
330 x 2
257.5 x 10

Wide-grip pull-ups
45 x 12, 12, 12

Strict press
155 x 8
140 x 10, 10, 10