Third time with week working with log cleans with around 90% of
competition weight. Starting to get a little tired of it haha. My upper
back was pretty darn sore just the day before so I knew this wouldn’t be
a walk. Right biceps was very tight so I had to watch it on just about
every exercise. Log is feeling heavy as expected but power is still
there. I felt unstable in the rack position on the second rep of both
sets with the working weight. Benching started off good; didn’t even
ask for a spotter until the max rep set. I didn’t give the weight the
respect it deserved and it cost me on that max rep set. On the second
rep, I was too loose in my shoulders and upper back and the bar drifted
toward my face and I had to fight to get it back in the right path to
lockout. Definitely cost me a rep or two. Ended up barely getting an
ugly four reps. I know it was not a strength issue but technique so I
just got to power through, accept it, and keep going forward. Standing
tate work was tough. One more rep than last time I did this rep each set
and my thoughts that I had “mastered” said weight were put to the test
haha. I was essentially rest-pausing the last several reps by resting
the dumbbells on my shoulders. Awful and sloppy straight arm pulldowns
to end it all. Not as easy as last week but better than two weeks ago.
Understandable with the heavier workload preceding it. Stretched a good
bit and then home for steak.
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.