First workout as a 30 year old. Normally with the deload weeks (this is
only a quasi-deload) I get achy joints but this one has just been achy
muscles. Biceps and obliques and back for sure. Log clean and jerks
again but as the past few weeks, not really able to get the dip under
for the jerk. The right biceps was aching enough that I was slower than I
usually would be on the first work set, prepping before the initial
pull to the lap and taking a slight break between the reps. I told
myself that wouldn’t do for the second set and that went much better and
a bit faster. From the neck down to my hips, my body felt like crap and
it was not from the three entrees and endless shrimp from the night
before. Muscles were just sore as anything. Felt most present on the
bench. Weight was going to be easy, even with the discomfort. I made
jumps using the smaller plates to make things interesting until the
actual working sets. A little slower than I would have liked but solid
reps. Standing tate presses were very easy, I was only to do 14 but did
15 by mistake. 14 reps just seems unnatural I guess haha. Sloppy
straight arm pulldowns continue to be a pain but get easier every time.
Stretched and then home for lots of shake-n-bake chicken and cod.
I’m a little taller than 6′7″ and I really like to lift weights. I’m a
competitor in Strongman Corporation strongman contests. Right now, I'm coming back from injury and trying to get strong again. I'm training for the Refuge Barbell Strongman Classic in Madisonville, KY on August 5, 2017. 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.