Fri 2nd December 2011
51kg 1 Clean, 5 Press
61kg 1 Clean, 3 Press
66kg 1 Clean, 3 Press
66kg 1 Clean, 3 Press
71kg 1 Clean
76kg Clean Fail
22kg (Clean & Press) x3 each arm
27kg 1 Clean, 3 Press (right arm)
33kg (Clean & Press) x2 (right arm) failed 3rd
Axle double overhand hold
90kg 32 seconds (smooth axle)
Squats (no belt)
Mon 5th December 2011
Bodyweight = 83.7kg
Squat (with belt)
1x3x75kg (failed a 4th, horrendous...narrowed my grip a bit as sets went on)
30s each at 35kg, 45kg, 60kg
Wed 7th December 2011
Deadlift (with belt)
1x3x200kg (failed a 4th...was more a technical error)
Close grip bench
Thu 8th December 2011
Speed Squats (no belt)
Fri 9th December 2011
Speed Front Squats
8x3x65kg (no belt obviously..)
So basically since last Friday my shoulders have been fucked (especially left, which has been a reoccuring injury since I started working out. It feels like tendons as it goes right down my bicep). Last time I got it from hang cleans...and it's no surprise it's started giving me bother since doing axle cleans and extra shoulder work.
So quite happy with squats/deadlifts/planks, my strength's definitely coming back there. Squats are deep. With my deadlifts recently basically I take a deep breath, setup and pull, breathe on the way down and as soon as the bar comes to a rest pull again. I was only going to triple 200kg and hesitated going for a fourth. Spent too long on the ground, loosened up and took a couple of breaths. Couldn't get tight again before pulling and failed the lift about half way up. Loosening up at the bottom was an old problem that was solved my just taking minimum time between reps (all to do with staying tight) and I should've just left it. But hey, the first 2 reps were so fucking easy that it didn't totally kill my confidence.
Squats on monday my shoulder blade was hurting (right) but this went away by the time I took my main sets. Bench was just uncomfortable. Close grip bench on wednesday was painfully uncomfortable on my shoulder, DBs weren't as bad but may still have been doing some damage.
After this morning's workout (Friday) it feels a bit uncomfortable. Bench was the main culprit, but only when I was going fast on the descent.
Loved doing speed work on Friday, it's always been a kind of light day. But this way it keeps the pace up and gets the heart going a bit too. Can see it sticking. Squats last Friday and yesterday were uncomfortable on the shoulders....dunno if I'll be doing much Monday. I was planning on peaking towards the end of the year but xmas is coming up and going to make things difficult. And the shoulder is making me just want to rest up.
was there a time we weren't at war; when we knew what our hearts and hands were for?