2017-10-12 training log

The most significant thing isn’t the workout itself — it’s grip issues.

So my arm pain is pretty much gone, but something else is going on. Either it’s the same root issue, or it is something entirely different. I do believe it’s related tho, or at least a good coincidental overlap.

Basically, I’m having trouble with my grip. I have pretty good grip strength, but I can’t always activate it. It’s hard to describe. For example, yesterday I was shooting pistols and one thing I do is crush-grip the gun really hard — if I don’t, trigger slapping is more evident. I wind up pressing the trigger hard because I do, but I just wasn’t able to activate a stronger grip to counter it. And I experience similar when I lift. A lot of things should have a crushing grip, like when bench pressing. Alas, it doesn’t happen. I try, but things then feel weak. Again, it’s really hard to describe. But it’s starting to bug me. And just now as I’m typing, I had this sensation in my left arm and for a moment my arm felt really weak.

Interesting thing? If I work to really activate it, things feel better. Like if I focus just on a crush grip, or take a COC gripper, crush it all the way and hold for as long as I can. Or even just sit here and clench my fist as much as possible. Things feel and get better.

I’m not sure what to make of it yet, but I’m thinking about doing some explicit forearm/grip work to see what comes of it. It may not even be during gym time, maybe just sitting at my desk and during meetings crush-hold a COC.

  • Face Pulls
    • 65 x 25
    • 65 x 25
  • Barbell Rows
    • 135 x 8
    • 155 x 7
    • 175 x 6
    • 195 x 5
    • 205 x 4
    • 215 x 3
    • 185 x 12 (AMRAP)
    • 185 x 6 (50%)
  • BB Shrugs
    • 315 x 8
    • 315 x 8
    • 235 x 20
    • 235 x 22
  • Cable Row (low, wide neutral grip)
    • 140 x 12
    • 140 x 12
    • 140 x 14
  • Curl-Grip Pulldowns
    • 120 x 12
    • 120 x 12
    • 120 x 12
    • 120 x 12
    • 105 x 4 (drop)
    • 90 x 4 (drop)