Just now getting around to post training. Had a bad weekend, new class started on Monday and had an interview Tuesday (was given very short notice on it). Either way, that stuff is done with for now. Good news is that the listing for the NAS Platinum Plus contests is up so I have dates and locations to work around. Also have the location and dates for Nationals which should make planning for it much easier than in years past. To be honest, I was getting worried that the info hadn’t been posted by now. Event training this weekend could be tough as nobody is really going to be around Saturday and I can’t train Sunday morning as I have family obligations. Possibly going to train with Andy at his place but uncertain right now as he might just go to Brute Strength Gym. Worse comes to worse, I could always hit events in the street if the snow is gone by then.
January 21, 2012
Walking – 32.5 minutes
Comments: We got decent amount of snow. Spent most of the day just deloading from the work week and then shoveled my neighbor’s driveway. Went for a walk a little while after that and didn’t do my usual band work since I figured shoveling snow replaced that. Finally got around to watching the ESPN broadcast of WSM 2011 (had seen the UK Channel 5 Broadcast weeks earlier).
January 22, 2012 – Suck
12” Log Clean and Push Presses
Comments: I should have just stayed in bed this day. Would have been limited to log and stones if I went out to Chambersburg to train so I drove down to the new location for the Edge 2.0 facility. After my GPS took me on the scenic route (going to take a ball peen hammer to it) I got there but I felt like crap. My neck was stiff, my lower back was tight and I couldn’t stop shivering. I felt better after doing my warm-ups but I just sucked on log. I was hoping for a triple with 275lbs but only got one rep. Technically, I was still within the 5/3/1 minimum for this week but it was just disappointing. I think I rested about 10 minutes to get my head right and figured I’d try it again. Same result. I was too pissed off to focus on anything else so I just helped out some of the other people training. That was probably the only positive of the day. Left and drove back home two hours and went to bed early.
January 24, 2012 – ME LB
Reverse Band 18” Front Box Squats w/ Light Bands
Add Bands (-65lbs)
Safety Squat Bar Goodmornings
Seated Cable Rows (straps)
??? Minutes of Stretching
Comments: Really good workout. Having two days to rethink some stuff helped me relax and feel better. Also eating two double meat 12” subs Monday night might have helped (can’t believe I forgot that Subway did that). Really surprised myself on reverse band front box squats. I had based all of my front box squat numbers off of what I did that first workout when I had to fight like hell to just get 380lbs. I’m getting much better at them. Still having issues with breathing on the heavier weights. Got no problem with the light stuff thanks to speed work though. Cut my hand a little on the straps (second time). I felt good for a little more but my training partners thought my top set was a good place to stop. Worked up to my goal weight for ssb gm’s. Didn’t push these as 345lbs felt heavy enough for my top set of five and I’m also not very keen on aiming for triple like I am after deadlifts. More can go wrong on sloppy gm’s. Rows were pretty nice and I think a lot of that has to do with not really doing events this past weekend. Forgot to set my timer for stretching so no idea how long I did that.