Big storm last night, knocked out the power for a few hours. Going to be spreading mulch all day. Probably going to be training down in DC tomorrow.
18” Axle Block Pulls
Cambered Squat Bar Goodmornings
Underhand Grip Pulldowns (straps)
250x12 PR+5 reps
34 Minutes of Stretching
Comments: Back to "high" block pulls. This could possibly be contest height so maybe not that bad. Lower back felt fine but my left side of my upper back felt awful on warm-ups. Kind of funny doing these weights when back when I first tried this lift out at a contest back in 2010, I couldn't budge 640lbs and 520lbs was my limit. Grip felt good, even though my calluses are getting rough (need to take care of them). Broke 707lbs off the blocks a few inches but back just not strong enough yet. Down set was tough (the 2" difference is big) but still got six reps. I may have to use that as working off point for the contest. Waited a bit before doing gms as all the racks were in use. Poor choice of t-shirt on my part as the fabric was slick so I really had to fight to keep the bar from sliding. Despite that, made a pretty big PR. Felt good for more too. Forgot a warm-up set for pulldowns but I figure I'll just need the one in the future anyway since I'm making a fairly big jump. Hard work to get in all the reps. Lots of hammie stretching.
Pressing for Power and Development - Charles Coster (1957)
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