Gym closed yesterday so it made sense to make it another rest day. Gym
was pretty darn packed today but that is to be expected this time of
year. Quite a few colorful characters haha. Again, had to wait a bit to
use the squat rack for push presses. Left wrist and palm started to
bother me during warm-ups. It was strange but I definitely wanted to
finish out this cycle without the wrist wraps. A little more weight but
decreased sets and slightly increased rest. The weight didn’t feel too
bad but I definitely hesitated on the first two reps. My lockout was bad
on the first and terrible on the second. I had to make sure the last
two were near perfection and thankfully they were. The weight feels so
much better when it does what I want it to do. Incline presses followed.
Less reps, more weight. Last single to warm-up didn’t feel so good so a
bit cautious. I felt I could hit these without a spotter but I didn’t
want to leave it to chance. I was trying my best not to get out of a
groove on these. I succeeded on the first set but failed on the second.
Last one was for as many as possible and I hit a double, tried a triple
but not happening today. Looking at my training log, I didn’t realize
how close I was to my best single with a normal grip (320lbs). Upstairs
for the upper back superset again. Even more interesting people haha.
Even though I knew what to expect, I got tired really fast. Didn’t
change the weights or nothing. Ended up having to rest pause the last
set of rear delts. Straight arm pulldowns after that. Not quite as easy
as last week but still very manageable. Triceps with cable after that.
Same weight, more reps. I was dreading the wall that I’ve been hitting
on these. However, it wasn’t there today and these sets were well within
my capabilities. Stretched for a little bit and then home for a weight
gain shake and three burritos.
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.