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Old 02-24-2010, 04:12 PM   #8
David Glass
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Well, I have a cold. What better time to give the CrossFit training a bit of a rest?

I think I'll be focussing on strength training and resting for the next couple of weeks, focussing mainly on my back squat. Any other gains in deadlift, press or benchpress will be considered the icing on the cake.

Today I did Bench Press

Warm-up
Bar x 20, 135 x 5, 185 x 3

245#
5, 5, 5, 3, 2

Inclined Press with 135#
10, 8, 6, 5, 5

While doing inclined, I worked on grip strength by holding a 45# bumper (about 2.5'' thick), from the top part with both hands. I must have averaged about 15 seconds per hold, totalling about 60 seconds

Then, just to see how it felt, I did curls (haven't done these in about 2 years)
70#
10, 7, 6, 6

It was nice. I don't know how much I benefitted from it, but lately my arms haven't been looking the part, if you know what I mean.

I also played a bit of soccer with my kid today. I note this in my journal only as a reminder of the many dimensions in which we improve with our trainer. Even as a kid when I was in a soccer team, I don't remember being as precise or agile with the ball.
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