2015-08-12 training log

I don’t know what to make of it.

The singles feel heavy and unstable. But the reps? Just keep crankin’.

I think it’s a question of set-up. I feel pretty good with deadlift setup, just have to remember to do it. Squat setup is getting better and better. But bench setup… every time I think I’ve got it, something demonstrates that I don’t. I do think I’m getting better about planting my feet in a good position for me (not too far in, too far out, too close together, too far apart, that gives me solid footing and ability to get leg drive AND keep my butt on the bench). Good grip, etc. But well… I just have to think more about whole-body tightness I guess. I dunno. Just going to keep “studying” it and trying to figure it out — all I can do.

I will say I am also working to have a slight pause at the bottom, at least on the work sets. The AMRAP is certainly touch-and-go. Who knows, maybe that’s it, because I’m not used to that. It might also be figuring out my descent… the speed there.

Ah, there’s always something. I know what’s going through my head, it’s just hard to put into words. 🙂

That said, it was kinda cool to have a slightly heavier workup here (it’s only week 2 of the cycle), and then more weight for the AMRAP set than last week, but then hit more reps this week than last week. That was cool. And then on the inclines to hit the same as I did last week too. Plus whereas dips felt totally out of whack for me last week, this week it was alright — it didn’t feel foreign to me. So I’ll just chalk up last week to one-off weirdness.

Strong-15 Short Cycle, from LRB365

  • Bench (goal: 265)
    • bar x 5 x 2
    • 135 x 5
    • 155 x 4
    • 180 x 3
    • 200 x 2
    • 205 x 1
    • 220 x 1
    • 225 x 1
    • 170 x 16 (AMRAP)
  • Incline Press
    • 105 x 15
    • 105 x 12
  • Dips
    • BW x 8
    • BW x 5
    • BW x 4
    • BW x 4
    • BW x 4
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