Last day with the workouts a day off. Slept a good 12 hours. I think I
just need to stay awake and moving so that the aches, pains, fatigue and
soreness don’t catch up to me haha. My shoulders were aching like crazy
today. Strict pressing for singles for lots of sets. Added another
single in to warm-up. I wanted to make sure my form was on point and
then the working weight wouldn’t be such a shock to the system. Little
more weight this time. Difficulty was really fluctuating from set to
set. I’d say the second and last set felt the best really. Arms weren’t
tight like last time but upper back quite sore (now on my left side).
Close grip work after that. More sets for warm-up but lighter weights
used. Seemed to do just the trick as the working weight felt easier this
time. Excitement was high unracking the weight of the last set. Very
close to PR territory on the max rep set. Got to remember that I’m using
a closer grip than in the past on these. Right hamstring cramped up
real good on the last rep. Upper back superset darn near killed me this
time. First set was somewhat easy but the difficulty increased
drastically and I was feeling it in the last two sets. Had to stop once
on the machine the third set and twice on the fourth set. Perhaps I was
trying to not overdo it like last week. Into the straight arm pulldowns
after that. No issues in my lats or triceps this time. Got a bit tougher
each set but better than last time for sure. Stretched and then home.
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.