2015-08-28 training log

A few things from today.

First, I had a passing thought that maybe next week (being the last week of the cycle) I’d actually work up to my proposed max. But quickly put the kibosh on that because again, what purpose? Just ego. Just do the work, call it good.

Then shrugs I tried being stricter about. I did some “air shrugs” to get the proper feel of just contracting my traps to lift the bar. Gotta do that more so it translates into moving the bar. Just that, y’know?

Then… chin-ups. I’ve been feeling a bunch of elbow pain lately, and while I don’t know if chin-ups caused it, I know they are aggravating it. I used to not go to full dead-hang, stopping just above it — for the sake of my shoulders. But now that I’m going all the way down, it puts a torque on my arms and my left elbow is really feeling it. So… I’m gonna stop. For sure other grips are less stress on the elbow, like neutral-grip. So, Paul Carter often talks about v-bar pull-ups, so why not. It’s basically a very narrow-grip, neutral-grip. Might as well give them a try. It was a little fumbling today tho as I work to figure out a good placement of the bar so my head doesn’t bang into things. I’ll get it figured… but might as well see what these do for me. 🙂

Otherwise… I’m just looking forward to next week!

Strong-15 Short Cycle, from LRB365

  • Deadlift (goal: 405)
    • 160 x 5
    • 200 x 4
    • 245 x 3
    • 285 x 2
    • 345 x 1
    • 355 x 1
    • 265 x 1
    • 325 x 3 (backoff)
    • 325 x 3 (backoff)
  • Stiff-Legged Deadlift
    • 255 x 9
  • BB Shrugs
    • 255 x 5
    • 185 x 20
  • Chin-ups
    • BW x 5
  • V-bar pullups
    • BW x 3
    • BW x 4
  • BB Curls
    • 60 x 10
    • 60 x 8
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