Safety Squat Bar Goodmornings 155x3 195x3 235x6 235x6
Close Neutral Grip Sternum Pull-ups bwx6 bwx6 bwx6 bwx6 bwx6
Ab Wheel bwx6 bwx6 bwx6
33 Minutes of Stretching
Holidays always cause complications. Lifted at Iron Haven though my GPS
wanted me to lift in the middle of a corn field for some reason. Got a
reminder on the good and bad of training with partners. Front squats
were done out of a monolift. Other than missing the rack on the first
work set, these went well. Fourth and sixth set I think were the best
but consistent throughout. Brought my mega trap bar to the gym as I
wasn’t sure there would be one and if there was, it may not be the same
specs and hold enough weight. Big jumps as per usual at this point and
then three increasingly heavier singles. No way was I missing any of
these lifts. Any time I get worried about the weight on this, I just
tell myself I’ve done more with farmer’s handles and the doubts pass.
Not an all-out effort to move the top single so I still got another gear
I can tap into if need be. Lull in the workout at this point as I had
to wait to use equipment. Eventually, I just did the warm-ups as I was
starting to cool down too much. It was not a controlled rage for the
work set on platform pulls and it showed when I missed the first lift
when I went for the grip and rip style and had to regrip. Still doing
quite well on these, just not super-duper speed pulling. Ssb gms were
done out of the monolift as well but perhaps a little low for the
unrack. Definitely noticing them on my hamstrings and lower back. Trying
my best to keep rigid and fighting the urge to round. Sternum pull-ups
are the devil. It would be easy if they were just normal pull-ups.
Really don’t have strength in that range of motion so I did maybe three
solid reps out of the whole affair. The way I see, it even if I failed, I
was still doing good back and biceps work. Ab wheel is not fun without a
nice foam pad for my knees. Stretched and called it a day.
I’m a little taller than 6′7″ and I really like to lift weights. I’m a
competitor in amature strongman contests. Right now, I'm training for the Beast of the Bluegrass in Lexington, KY on April 28, 2018. My hope is to become a competitive
professional strongman. I’m not a major competitor yet and I have a long way to go but I’m having fun.