Strict Press

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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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.

Dumbo

Monday 3/10

Axle Clean & Press 75 kg 3 x 3 strict, 95 kg 3 x 3 push press

Z-Press 135 lbs x 8, 6, 6, 6

Pull Ups 4 x 6

Band Resisted Good Mornings 4 x 25

Some pressing. I power cleaned the axle up to an attempted continental at 105 kg that re-strained my lower back. Sometimes I can be a real dummy.

Wabba

Saturday 2/22

Bench Press worked up to 255 lbs x 1,

w/ Slingshot 255 lbs x 4

275 lbs x 3

295 lbs x 1

225 lbs x 12

Axle Clean & Press 55 kg x 10

75 kg x 6

95 kg x 4

Stone to 52″ 240 lbs x 5

Dumbbell Hammer Curls  25 lbs x 50 reps each arm

Pretty solid pressing followed by the first time I’ve touched an atlas stone in about 20 months. Overall I’m pretty pleased with today’s training.

Valentine

Friday 2/14

Bench Press 250 lbs x 1, 240 lbs 4 x 2

Press 165 lbs 4 x 4

Lat Pull Downs 4 x 8

Dumbbell Hammer Curls 25 lbers x 20, 10, 10, 10

I’d hit 250 before, but today it felt a lot faster and more stable. I think I could probably hit 260, maybe 265 at the moment. Hopefully I can add another 10 or 20 lbs to that in the next 6 weeks. Everything else was pretty standard stuff to keep my shoulders, upper back, and elbows strong and healthy.

Not My Favorite

Friday 1/31

Bench Press 225 lbs 8 x 2

Press 135 lbs 5 x 5

DB Hammer Curls 30 lbers x 15, 35 lbers x 12, 40 lbers x 10

Face Pulls 3 x 15

Benching today went okay, some reps felt pretty solid, others not so much. After finishing up though both my right elbow and shoulder were feeling really lousy. So everything after benching was just to try and get those joints into better shape.