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Spent a lot of time in the gym today, mostly because I was still tired from Monday, and also because it was my day off and I reveled not being on the clock and having two barbells to myself. Free Power Rack, Free Extra Barbell, Free time. Add a bottle of Grey Goose, blonde and a brunette to the mix and take me now, Jeebus.
Coincidentally, I saw a dude with a wicked beard and
90 kg (198 lb) x5
110 kg (242 lb) x5
130 kg (286 lb) @ 2 x 5
They didn't feel light today. Woof. I had trembles kicking in pretty early today.
45 kg (99 lb) x 5
55 kg (121 lb) x 5
62.5 kg (137 lb)x 5
70 kg (154 lb) x5
75 kg (165 lb) x 3
80 kg (176 lb) x 1 (1RM)
That 80 kg press was ugly. The bar almost started a downward travel as I cleared my head, but I managed to push it up. Middling amount of layback. Still counting it.
100 kg (220 lb) x 5
140 kg (308 lb) x 5
150 kg (330 lb) x 5
160 kg (352 lb) x 3
For my warm ups, after kettlebells I tried some Sumo Stance and Jefferson deadlifts at 132 lbs. Shockingly, I didn't nut myself.
Sumos felt.... really weird. I have a slightly wider than conventional stance on both deadlift and squats because of how my hips are socketed (i.e. I gots me a fat ass), so I thought Sumo would feel really natural. It didn't. Felt all kinds of weird. I'm sticking with by oddball truck arse hybrid style.
Afterwards I screwed around with High Angle Cable Curls, High Angle Cable Crossovers, Rope Tricep Pulldowns, Dropset Dumbbell Shoulder Presses (66 and 33 lb, 10 reps, each), Rear Delt Flies and narrow grip bench press. Also tried suicide grip on some warm up weights for regulation bench...and it felt good. I'm trying it for working weight on Friday. I'm using pins in the power rack anyway if I gank it. Meh.
So overall very happy. Tried some old and new things and I was really happy with my RDL working weight given how gassed I was.
100 x swings @ 24kg in 6:20
5 getups @ 16kg in 10:06.
I had to scale back the getups and one arm swings are a no go. Damn I'm getting old . Now I only do the 2 hand swings and I go to the gym and use the 35lb dumbell (since I only got the 55lb KB) for a few getups.
Left shoulder will not cooperate with the amount of instability the 55 gives on the one arm swings.
Switched to alternate grip on the last few reps (grip is still squeeling from the farmer walks). Damn...like night and day. Gonna start using em when I get heavy again...practicing them right now.