2014-06-18 training log

Bench is fine. Knees… not so much.

Based upon Paul Carter’s Strong-15 (LRB365)

  • Bench Press – cycle goal: 245
    • bar x 5
    • bar x 5
    • 105 x 5
    • 120 x 4
    • 140 x 3
    • 155 x 2
    • 165 x 1
    • 180 x 1
    • 190 x 1
    • 155 x 20
  • Incline Press
    • 10 x 105
    • 10 x 105
    • 9 x 105
    • 7 x 105
    • 10 x 95
  • Machine Flye
    • 60 x 20
    • 60 x 20
  • Pushdowns
    • 50 x 20
    • 40 x 20
    • 40 x 20
    • 40 x 20

Bench was fine. Things feel light and pretty solid. Went with ring finger on the rings and things feel much better. So I guess, generally speaking, ring finger on the rings for flat bench and pinkies just inside the rings for incline.

This first phase is supposed to feel light, and it does. So, good.

While this isn’t a “leg day”, I need to mention my left knee. I don’t know what’s wrong with it, but I start squatting down and about 1/3 of the way down there’s a sharp pain. Consistent. If there’s less weight on the knee, it’s not a problem. It rides with me about 2/3 of the way down, then dissipates. I don’t feel much of anything going up. I’m not sure what this is, and I think this is really at the heart of my prior issues that I thought was from the ankle… or maybe it was both and with the ankle doing much better now the knee comes forth.

I actually think this has been something that’s been slowly creeping up on me for a long time. Not sure what nor why. But I’m going to make some further changes to my warmups and also try doing those same warm-ups every day (even off days). I’m going to go on an Aleve diet for a week or so and see what happens. Also bumping up my fish oil (usually 2 1g capsules 2x day, bumping to 3 2x), as that has helped me with joint issues in the past. Just going to take it slow and steady.

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