Saturday May 21st
Bench Press - Paused 2s
Fuck! Fuck! Fuuuucck, the demon code prevents me, from declining a rock off challenge... Thought I would repeat last weeks weight and hit 10 reps, no such luck. A bummer because I probably could have hit 152.5x9. No PR for me today
Biceps (after last workouts stone lifting and todays yard work) felt sore to the point where theres mild pain just sitting here typing. The pain is in the middle of the biceps though so I dont think its tendon issues. Also felt like I strained my right knees connective tissue doing my right arm. Hopefully I dont pop a tendon doing HPC later...
Hang Power Clean
Ya know what, I think I'm going to do speed deadlifts in place of these. I can't help but wide stance catch these and frankly I dont think doing HPC on a volume/intensity setup is necessary.
Good form PR. Tough set. Heres the vid: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TAChKwbq-tQ
I'm going to start deadlifting again, with speed deadlift on monday instead of power cleans. This set was reasonably easy, didn't feel all that close to a 5RM so I think its a good starting point. The "problem" with the set was that my back wasn't in all that great extension. It felt strong and stable, but the vid shows rounding. The cause was I was attempting to get the most out of the belt, so intead of squeezing my chest up (and lengthening my torso), I pushed out my gut and squeezed. 10 pound jump next week, probably jump 10 pounds up to 400x5, oh yeah.
I think the issue I had with my lower back when I was deadlifting on 5/3/1, was I was pulling 10-8 rep max deadlifts every week. Thats a ton of structural stress.