2015-08-14 training log

Nothing much to report, really. Just felt really solid.

The deadlifts went up fast and easy. All good.

I will say, on a whim I changed and instead of chin-ups opted to do pull-ups. Well, I wanted to… been wanting to for some time to see how I fare. The trouble tends to be grip width then in relation to not causing shoulder problems, so while I sat for a moment to figure it out I just stopped thinking about it and grabbed the neutral-grip handles and went (less thinkie, more do-ie). Felt just fine on my arms/elbows/shoulders. In fact, I found I could actually go to a dead-hang, which I can’t do without shoulder problems in chin-ups (supinated grip). But then, in that dead-hang, yeah… because I can’t work that portion well, it’s obvious I haven’t — it was tough for me to get from dead-hang to even start. 🙂 But that’s good… tells me where I’m weak and need to improve. So, I’m going to go back to chin-ups for the rest of this cycle, but after I’m done with this Strong-15 Short Cycle and switch to whatever I do after it (probably 4-6 weeks of Base Building), I’ll go with the neutral-grip pull-ups and work on improving there.

Strong-15 Short Cycle, from LRB365

  • Deadlift (goal: 405)
    • 160 x 5
    • 200 x 4
    • 245 x 3
    • 285 x 2
    • 315 x 1
    • 335 x 1
    • 345 x 1
    • 285 x 3 (backoff)
    • 285 x 3 (backoff)
    • 285 x 3 (backoff)
  • Stiff-Legged Deadlift
    • 255 x 8
  • BB Shrugs
    • 255 x 10
    • 185 x 20
  • Neutral-grip pullups
    • BW x 5
    • BW x 3
    • BW x 1
  • BB Curls
    • 60 x 10
    • 60 x 9
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