Monday, June 24, 2013

Squat Monday: The First Exile

Squats w/cambered
10 reps @ 44 kgs
8 reps @ 88 kgs
5 reps @ 130 kgs
3 reps @ 170 kgs
1 reps @ 190 kgs

Good mornings
8 reps @ 90 kgs
8 reps @ 110 kgs
5 reps @ 150 kgs
3 reps @ 170 kgs

11 reps @ BW* PR
8 reps @ BW
8 reps @ BW
*Bodyweight 131 kgs

3 x 10 reps @ 22.5 kgs


DB OHP (strict)
5 reps @ 35 kgs
5 reps @ 50 kgs

THIS demon has left the Pit. Maybe for good. C'est la fucken vie.

Tonight I began my training at PTC Perth - a nationally recognised chain producing some of the best lifters in the country. If you're a Powerlifter or Strongman over east, there's a good chance you're doing your stuff at a Performance Training Centre.

As far as Strongman goes, it may be on the back-burner for the time being. It's' likely I'll be focussing my training elsewhere for the immediate future. I reckon I'll still be in good enough shape for July's qualifiers, but (unless things change) after that it will be Powerlifting - not Strongman - on my agenda this year.

I haven't posted Saturday's training session, as nothing significant occurred, for me at least. A couple of our newer members made some great progress! But generally speaking the afternoon was heavy on discussion... and some more stupid monkey business from our resident clown, Ash.

This weekend Ash decided it would be fun to take my bag and put it on the roof of the Strongman pen, then try and use it as leverage on me (I'm skipping more tedious bullshit here in order to arrive at a conclusion soon), which I wasn't about to let happen. I got my bag down myself by scrambling up the tyres leaning against it. In so doing, I raked my left quad.

Thinking it was no big deal at the time, tonight when I went to squat, it was rough as guts, and I was worried that if any significant damage had been done to the muscle, max effort squats might be inviting trouble. So I backed off, moved on to GMs (which I'm not sure will be back in my regular training just yet; I like being fresh for deadlifts) and tooled around with some other equipment. Really just feeling out the new gym.

I'm actually really looking forward to a bench-focussed press session this Wednesday.

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