Push-ups (Juarez Valley 12)
BW in 2 minutes and 23.44 seconds
30 Minutes of Stretching
I’m starting to feel a little beat from the workouts. I got plenty of
sleep but it definitely is coming to the point where a deload will be
needed haha. Strict presses started off the day. Right off the bat, the
weight felt heavy and my right knee was aching. Not a good combo when
the goal is AMAP with a heavy weight. First two sets were singles and
while the bar didn’t really slow, it they were much tougher than they
should have been. Really made me concerned I wouldn’t hit more than a
double and making me wish I had last week’s power. I got myself pretty
darn excited and got an explosive set of five. I went for another but I
was out of power and it stalled halfway. Improvement at least haha. Z
presses up after that. I did three lightish singles with short rest
(it’s a pain getting up and down into position) before doing work sets.
First two went as expected. Two reps went up well on the last set and I
went for a third. I stalled and tried to adjust but I got off balance
and fell backwards and the rack caught it. Just have to laugh sometimes.
I know the strength is there. Incline dumbbell with band with a little
jump up in weight. Down to one training partner again so same method as
last week. Not as easy as the first week but better than last week.
Really got to build a lot of power to beat the band tension to lockout
the weights. Active rest in the form of band pull aparts followed and
then right into the superset for arms. Elbows were achy for the first
set of triceps and it felt heavy. That went away in the following sets.
Biceps didn’t like me today. Right one is just perpetually sore and the
left is just being a pain. I think the issue with the left is from the
stretched position and possibly irritating a nerve. It feels “hot” and
similar to the sensation of someone just having freshly ripped a
band-aid off my arm. I didn’t have this at all the first week but it was
there last week. I made it through the work sets but didn’t push the
max rep set for the curls this time. I stopped after I felt it wasn’t
worth it to tempt the fates. Pushups from hell was next. Goal post was
moved so that I now had to get them all under 2 minutes and 25 seconds.
Curse me and my improving each time! This was very tough and I just
barely got under the goal time. Again, had to take short rests (like ten
seconds) near the end. Stretched and got three recovery burritos.
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.