Still feeling the weekend training on my lower body. Hips really tight
and they haven’t been like this since I did speed box squats with a lot
of band tension (relative to my max and bar weight back then). None of
that should really effect this particular workout. Same as last week. I
didn’t need to do two sets for push-ups to get ready as I knew I could
handle it. It felt different from last week, like I wasn’t as powerful.
Video seems to suggest it was about the same (really hard to tell slight
differences on these haha). Could just be that it was so new and a
shock to the system last week that it isn’t so strange to me this week.
Log up next. Same weight as last time, just more sets. Trying to make a
definite pause at lockout on these this time rather than just using the
rebound from the previous rep to rocket the weight up. Again, same
technique as last week. Makes the set a little longer and I get a
headache from holding my breath. Didn’t feel like I was as tired getting
through these this time. Bench presses after that. Again, same weight,
just more sets this time. Much like the push-ups, I felt like I was
slower this time. Again, video says otherwise. I did have some slight
pain in my right SI joint which is what I think was causing my back to
be sore. It thankfully seems to be getting better. On the bench, I just
seem to feel comfortable lowering that first rep slowish and then
blasting it up. Much easier time with the band pull aparts this week.
Home to really stretch out my legs and hips.
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.