2015-09-11 training log

Going to need to make some modifications.

Deadlifting was fine. Actually, I may have accidentally stumbled into a setup that helps manage my knee. Basically, bend over, grab the bar and put some tension into it, then slowly lower my hips into position. Basically it allows me to counterbalance my bodyweight going down against the pull of the bar, thus relieving some pressure from my knee going down. I didn’t intend to do this, but it happened and it sure seemed useful in my warmups. I’m going to keep trying it and see how it goes.

But all in all, deadlifting felt like where it needed to be. Going to keep focusing on getting that bar speed really up. It’s actually not too bad, but I certainly don’t think now is the time to up anything.

The problems then started with the accessory work.

I need to put chin-/pull-ups on the shelf for a while. No question they are aggravating my elbow. I had to cut things short due to the issues, and I am NOT going to have my elbows suffer for this. So I swiched to pull-downs, which aren’t as awesome but I can do less weight for more reps and not kill my elbows. Going to stick with the close-grip-v-bar tho, which really felt so different than the wide-grip stuff. It made me have to drop more weight on rows too. So I’m going to rearrange some things for next week. No big deal, really.

All in all tho, not too bad.

My current weight is 216, so I’m back on the loser train. I can’t wait to see what 200 looks like. It’ll be a nice Christmas present to myself. 🙂

Base Building Traditional Split

  • Deadlift (model 1)
    • 185 x 5
    • 210 x 4
    • 250 x 3
    • 275 x 2
    • 290 x 3
    • 290 x 3
    • 290 x 3
    • 290 x 3
    • 290 x 3
  • V-bar Pull-ups
    • BW x 4
    • BW x 4
  • V-bar pull-downs
    • 120 x 10
    • 120 x 8
    • 120 x 6
  • Barbell Rows
    • 135 x 5
    • 125 x 8
    • 125 x 6
  • BB Curls
    • 20 x 100
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