I felt like I was in a Tex Avery cartoon. *sigh*
Wendler 5/3/1 program, cycle 17, week 3
- Work Set – Bench Press (working max: 230#)
- 2x5x45 (warmup)
- 1x5x175 (work)
- Assistance – Bench Press
- 5 x 10 x 135
- Assistance – Pendlay Rows
- 5 x 10 x 115
You ever watch those Tex Avery cartoons where you see the line of army men marching in precision? Then the camera pans down to their legs and it looks like a drunken octopus orgy? Yeah, that’s what I felt like today. 🙂
I just didn’t have my legs under me today, figuratively and literally. I thought I had figured out my leg position, but alas not. I did find myself pushing into the pad differently, mostly because I’m trying to have a good arch without lifting my butt, shoulders locked in, etc.. I thought this was foot position? Do a set… no, that wasn’t right. Tweak feet. Set. No. Tweak. Etc.. Finally on my last set, it felt like that Tex Avery cartoon with my legs not giving me anything: no stability, no drive, just flailing around on their own looking stupid.
Back to the drawing board.
I will say I felt one thing. I have a little more external hip rotation than normal. Thus, I want to “point in” a little more to help leverages naturally negate that. Well, I think I took too narrow a stance, and in trying to point my toes forward to get better drive, I lost that natural negating and thus a bunch of stability. I may need to actually pigeon-toe myself slightly. Will have to play with this and see.
I’m not unhappy with 5 reps @ 220, but I had problems. Must do better.