Sunday was awful, just leave it at that.
June 05, 2012 - DE LB
18" Safety Squat Bar Box Squats w/IW#4's
Add Bands (+145lbs)
Safety Squat Bar Lunges
Glute Ham Raises
34 Minutes of Stretching
Comments: Squats were slow, really can't call them speed squats. Don't care, the sets and reps seem to do the trick when it comes time for a max. It's a big jump going up a band tension and weight, especially when I've been doing nothing but front squats for months. Knees felt really crappy on the warm-ups for lunges. Had to really bound around and get everything loose and warm. Had considered ditching them but the bounding and bending made them all right. Really exhausting, especially the last set. Finished up with glute hams and a decent amount of stretching.
June 06, 2012 - ME UB
Close Grip Barbell Bench Presses w/ Chains
Add Chains (+50lbs)
Swiss Bar Strict Presses w/ Chains (+116lbs)
31 Minutes of Stretching
Comments: After the crap that was Sunday, I've been thinking. This workout was the result of some of that thinking. Benching as main lift, strict pressing as assistance, event specific on event days. I haven't gone heavy on close grip bench with chains, always done it as speed work. Felt weird/good to be doing them. A bit of ugliness to get the last single but still a good start. Swiss bar pressing with the chains was hellish, my shoulders and triceps had squids of pain slithering through them by the last reps of the last set. Definite keeper. Once again went with the pushdowns. I guess I like them now.