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.
High Bar Squat 400 lbs x 1, 420 lbs x 1, 440 lbs x 1
The gym I’ve been training at had a friendly squat only meet yesterday. I went 3/3 and my last attempt was definitely a max effort. Felt good. I’m considering now if I want to switch back to low bar squatting and see if I can get a 500 lb squat sometime in the next few months. That’d be pretty awesome. Or maybe I’ll try to keep building my high bar squat and get a 500 lb high bar squat in about a year.
Push Press 225 lbs x 3, 255 lbs x 1, 270 lbs x 1, 235 lbs x 4, 3, 2, 1
Log Rows 270 lbs 3 x 5
Pull Ups 3 x 6
Banded Good Mornings 4 x 25
270 lbs was a PR overhead. Maybe only by 5 lbs, but I’ll take it. Unfortunately I seem to have tweaked my lower back. Since I’m doing a squat only competition in the morning, this might wind up biting me in the ass. Oh well, just how it goes I suppose.
Bench Press 220 lbs 5 x 5
High Bar Squat 335 lbs x 3, 365 lbs x 3, 395 lbs x 3, 415 lbs x 1
Didn’t do a lot, but what I did do felt good. I hit my opener for Saturday for a triple, and then decided to go up to around what I’m thinking for my second attempt and it moved well also. Good stuff.
Snatch Grip Deadlift warm up to 405 lb single
Conventional 420 lbs 4 x 4 beltless,
470 lbs x 2,
530 lbs x Jack Shit
420 lbs x 10 strapped
Today was disappointing. As smoothly at I’d pulled 515 x 2 last week, I hoped this week would see some strong progress as well. No dice. I actually came in yesterday for this session but my hamstrings felt really off and I wound up cutting it short halfway through my warm up. So it goes. I’ll go back in about 10 days and try again.
Bench Press 240 lbs x 3, 2, 1, 185 lbs 3 x 5 feet up
Snatch Grip Press 95 lbs 4 x 5, 105 lbs x 8
Chest Supported Rows 125 lbs 4 x 6
Dumbbell Hammer Curls 25 lbers x 20, 15, 15
I will not miss benching after I’ve done the power lifting meet at the end of March. It seems like every other benching session I wind up with beat to hell shoulders and elbows. Overhead pressing is where it’s at for me.
High Bar Squat 375 lbs 3 x 3, 385 lbs x 1, 395 lbs x 1, 405 lbs x 1
SSB Squat 240 lbs 5 x 3 beltless
Mini-band Pull Aparts 6 x 20
First time over 400 lbs since I had to switch to high bar ATG. Feels good man. Hit the SSB again, but this time I also threw in a bunch of high volume shoulder/upper back stuff so hopefully I won’t have shoulder issues again like last time.