5 Minutes Arc Trainer
Leaning Calf Raises
Sumo Box Touches (12” Box)
Squat Therapy (16” Box)
Regular Box Touches (12” Box)
16” Box Squats
Dead Floor Presses
Felt rested from the weekend. Knee joints were achy and stiff today.
Not sure why. I had to use the more beat-up Arc Trainer this time. The
heart rate sensor wasn’t working so I didn’t get an accurate reading
this time. Lot of bodies in the gym today. Calf raises started off well
but definitely got harder in the last 10 reps. Sumo box touches were ok.
Hamstrings weren’t nearly as tight as last time but definitely
tightness in my left calf muscle. Knees ached a lot on squat therapy.
Again, not sure why but it was a little distracting but I did my best to
keep strict form. Regular box touches after that and also some knee
aches but not as bad as the squats. Box squats up next. Bar was moving
well, probably the best it has felt so far. Knee aches, mostly the right
side, which has not been the knee that has been achy on the step-ups.
No issues as I added weight. Worked up to 185lbs and did a single squat.
Wanted this one to be strong and steady. Felt easy so that is good.
Dead floor presses returned. Same as last time but sets of five. I went
for just a small increase. Still working on get tighter under the bar.
This is the first time on these that for the top set I can say I had
more in me. I think a double was left in the tank at this weight. Final
exercise was pulldowns. I wasn’t sure how these would go. I had lowball
numbers and highball numbers. I went in-between those. Worked on feeling
the muscles work, and pulling the back tight. Bringing the bar to my
chest every rep and trying to keep any cheating out of it. I had a
little bit of that on the last two reps of the last set but it was
minimal. Still got issues with the left shoulder but it isn’t preventing
me from doing anything yet. Home to stretch and eat.
Ian Mac Batchelor - Charles A. Smith (1952)
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