January 29, 2010
*IF = 15 hours*
Podium DL - 18" - 45 x 8, 135 x 1
trap bar DL - bar x 10, 135 x 5, 225 x 2, 315 x 1
Gary's DL challenege - 315# DL as many in half an hour - 57
neutral grip pullup - 3,4,3,2
reverse hypers - 10, 10, 10
-Trap bar DL - I liked using the trap bar, first time I've messed with one, 1 thing I ddin't like was that it was a bit weird with foot placement thatn what I was used to with conventional DL, and also gripping the trap bar if your hand wasn't in the exact right place the whole thing would start to tip, very narrow grip bars
-Gary's DL Challenge - Ok well I started off really well of course the first 10 minutes I was already at like 25 and I just wanted to keep a pace of 1 DL every 30 seconds, at the halfway point I thought it'd be a good idea to put a belt on. After the 20th minute I felt like I hit a wall, I just could not keep up the pace and then I got behind. In the last 3 minutes I could only get 1 with many attempts at trying to get to 60. I think having the ability to drop the weight would make a huge difference as I was lowering each one.
-I did some hypers after to get some blood flowing because even during the 30 minutes I could feel myself starting to stiffen up. My back from the back of my knees to my traps has been sore. Friday wasn't too horrible, Saturday was a little worse, when I woke up Sunday though just rolling out of bed was an effort. Today everything is sore but not quite as stiff as it has been.
"And for crying out loud. Don't go into the pain cave. I can't stress this enough. Your Totem Animal won't be in there to help you. You'll be on your own. The Pain Cave is for cowards.
Pain is your companion, don't go hide from it."