2016-03-16 training log

Another squat day. Just felt solid.

A few points of note.

That shoulder pain from the other day. My buddy Sam txt’d me and mentioned “levator scapulae”. I do believe that’s it. After much massaging, stretching, a little Advil at night, it felt better yesterday and even more so today. Still don’t have full range of motion, but close. It affected my squatting a little bit since it caused a little neck pain (bar pressure, etc.), but actually by the end of the squats it felt better than before I got to the gym. Huzzah.

When in doubt, crush-grip the bar. It makes a huge difference in everything. Being tight, as much of your body as possible being tight, leads to being stronger.

I am starting to think knee sleeves might actually do something for me (not just placebo). Wore them the whole time, but after the 3rd set of lunges rolled them down. On that 4th set, something in my knees was like “dude, you want the sleeves”. I can’t really describe it, but my knee did not feel as good as it had been and it was as if to say “yeah, sleeves help”. I’ll need to keep playing around, but it was the first actual bit of something to say “yeah, knee sleeves are good things (for me)”.

  • Squat (basebuilding model 1)
    • bar x 5 x 2
    • 150 x 5
    • 175 x 4
    • 205 x 3
    • 225 x 2
    • 260 x 1
    • 185 x 5
    • 185 x 5
    • 185 x 5
    • 185 x 5
    • 185 x 5
  • Leg Press
    • 225 x 10
    • 315 x 10
    • 365 x 10
    • 365 x 10
  • Lunges
    • bw x 12e
    • bw x 12e
    • bw x 12e
    • bw x 12e

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