Super Set: Overhead Dicks Presses/Dumbbell Curls
35 Minutes of Stretching
Definitely needed that day off to recover, especially since more snow
fell. Ended up having to shovel twice yesterday. Also got a deep tissue
massage. Upper back and shoulders definitely needed it. Not as tight as I
was at the last one haha. Left knee was a little tender from slipping
on some ice. First on the agenda was axle clean and jerks for doubles.
Weight flew up on my first working set. When the weight got heavier, I
realized that I had left my belt at home (I’d taken it out for deload
week) so I ended up using a weird, cheap belt at the gym. Big jump up in
weight for the last set. Still quite a bit under my best but it was
easy once it was at my shoulders. Still a lot there I think, especially
since I’m not doing a split jerk at the moment. The clean is still a
work in progress I think. Incline work followed. Back to close grip
style. Felt so much easier and comfortable compared to regular grip.
Crushed my previous best by a bit. Pull aparts after that. Definitely
felt some fatigue by the end of the sets. New super set to finish off
the day. Triceps and shoulders contended with the overhead dicks press
while biceps had it easy with light dumbbell curls. Goal for the
overhead dicks press was an 8rm. Never gone above 110lbs so tested the
waters and found that I was good to go. The last set was definitely my
limit. I forgot how tough these are on the shoulders and triceps. Curls
were curls, barely fatigued on these. Needed to do a lot of stretching.
Things are getting interesting.
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.