Australian Heavyweight Strength Athlete,
Coach & Pariah
Thursday, March 1, 2018
Press+ Thursday: The Ides of March
ALTHOUGH tonight's training didn't go completely as planned, the improvisations I made were effective. My right elbow objected strongly to dumbbell clean-presses... I tried dropping the weight, but it just didn't want to cooperate. Other presses were not nearly as badly affected by this, but it still didn't feel quite right, so I didn't go for the intended max-effort 115 kilogram overhead or bench press. Next week.
While some of the loadings were much lighter than planned, this wasn't a de-load session. My arms and shoulders feel utterly destroyed.
This month I begin my 38th year of existence. This morning my Fitbit scales told me I was 136 kilos body weight and 26% body fat. And tonight, as I was finishing up, Sen said my arms were looking huge. Excuse enough, I thought, and went to the bathroom for a cheeky selfie or two.