Dimpled

Tuesday 4/1

Clean & Press

  • 175 lbs 3 x 5

Z-Press

  • 135 lbs x 10, 8, 7

Wide Grip Pull ups

  • BW 4 x 6

Miniband Pull Aparts

  • 4 x 25

Today I experimented with pressing out of the rack with a false grip. No good. In fact, quite a step back for me personally. So I went back to cleaning from the floor and got some decent volume in. I would really love to hit a pressing PR here pretty soon.

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Woofers

Monday 3/31

High Bar Squat

  • 385 lbs 3 x 3

Front Squat

  • 225 lbs 3 x 8

Band Resisted Good Mornings

  • Light Band + Mini Band 3 x 20

First decent squatting session since the friendly meet I did at the beginning of the month. As much as the high rep front squats suck, I think they’re probably really good for me. I think I’ll work up to sets of 15 or so and then increase weight but 20 or 30 lbs. I was going to do some sled dragging to finish everything off, but after the last set of front squats I was pretty much finished already.

Vim

Friday 3/28

Axle Continental & Press

  • 220 lbs x 10 singles

Lat Pull Down

  • Various weight x 20, 10, 5, 25

Not a bad session, though not super long. I’d like to get better at the continental as that’s currently my weak point putting an axle overhead.

Chicago

Thursday 3/27

Snatch Grip Deadlift

  • Warm Up
  • 405 lbs x 1
  • 455 lbs x 1
  • 475 lbs x 1 (PR)

Deadlift

  • Conventional  500 lbs x 3, beltless
  • 550 lbs x 0

Stiff Legged Deadlift w/ 2″ Deficit

  • 420 lbs 4 x 2

Back Extensions BW + 60 lbs 4 x 8

I need to figure out my programming. I’m really mentally blocking when it comes to PR pulls, I don’t know what the deal is. Plus I’m just not as strong as I want to be.

Back in the Saddle

Tuesday 3/25

Snatch Grip Press

  • 5 x 95 lbs, 105 lbs, 115 lbs, 125 lbs
  • 3 x 135 lbs

Clean & Press

  • 185 lbs 3 x 3

Z-Press

  • 135 lbs 3 x 6

Strict-ish Barbell Rows

  • 275 lbs 4 x 5

Wide Grip Pull ups

  • BW 4 x 5

Last week’s training sucked. Everything moved poorly and in general I was seriously lacking in motivation. I did deadlift, push press, and squat; but I didn’t record anything. But today felt pretty good. I’m not yet hitting as heavy as I would like overhead, but hopefully that will come.

Like Boulders

Friday 3/14

Snatch Grip Press

  • 95 lbs 2 x 5
  • 115 lbs 2 x 5

Clean & Press

  • 185 lbs x 1
  • 200 lbs x 1
  • 215 lbs x miss
  • 170 lbs 3 x 5

Z-Press Drop Set, minimum rest

  • 145 lbs x 8
  • 125 lbs x 6
  • 105 lbs x 2
  • 85 lbs x 2
  • 65 lbs x 3
  • 45 lbs x 5

Pull Ups 5 x 5

Lots of weight overhead today. 215 lbs would have been a PR, but at least it felt good to put 200 lbs over head again. Moved quickly as well. And I really liked the Z-press drop set, turns out an empty bar can feel extremely heavy.

Aaaarrooooo

Thursday 3/13

Snatch Grip Deadlift warm up to 405 lb single

Deadlift

  • Conventional  420 lbs 4 x 4 beltless,
  • 470 lbs x 2,
  • 530 lbs x 1
  • 420 lbs x 10 strapped

DOH Deadlift

  • 375 lbs x 3, 2, 315 lbs x 1 w/ 20 sec hold

Back Extensions 5 x 8

Progress today, but still not quite where I hoped to be. Only got one rep at 530, was shooting for two. Maybe next week.