Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Press Wednesday: Unsteady Progress

*shoulder warmup*

DB OHP (strict)
12 reps @ 15 kgs
8 reps @ 30 kgs
3 reps @ 40 kgs
5 reps @ 55 kgs PR
12 reps @ 15 kgs
10 reps @ 20 kgs
7 reps @ 25 kgs
15 reps @ 15 kgs

Bench press w/thick swiss
12 reps @ 55 kgs
12 reps @ 60 kgs
12 reps @ 65 kgs
8 reps @ 70 kgs TPR

19 reps @ 100 lbs TPR
10 reps @ 100 lbs
7 reps @ 100 lbs

MONEY set of overhead press was a great bench mark for me. I'm getting closer to that 60 kilo DB every week. Some weeks it doesn't feel like it, but on a long enough time line every session can be seen as progression, even the failures. It's sometimes tough to remember that when shit isn't going well.

Tonight was a good night. Even the bench felt strong, right up until it didn't. My left side was just keeping time while the right felt solid... and then, predictably, failed. The swiss bar is not only preferable for me in terms of it's specificity to the log, but I've felt no painful twinges in the shoulder while using it for bench in place of a standard bar. So I'm going to stick with it for at least a little while, and swap in barbell (and hopefully axle) work in the future.

Really looking forward to deadlifts tomorrow night. I intend to rep 220 for double digits.

Finally: Trip-flop, Trance-pants, Buz-whirr, and whatever the fuck else teen ravers like to get tinnitus to while pilling at Belvoir amphitheatre is not appropriate music for fucking training.

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