2018-06-21 training log

Today’s a little different.

Last night I went to see Slayer (with Lamb of God, Anthrax, Behemoth, and Testament). Tired from the show, only a few hours of sleep, so I didn’t really feel like doing a hard session — no need to dig my recovery hole too deep. I was thinking to “jack shit” the session, but that I’d see how it went.

I had a second thought: try sumo.

I am not really built for sumo, but I’ve done it before for a change. I wanted to see how my knees took to it. So I decided my BBB sets would be pulled sumo (work sets were conventional). Also, I wouldn’t really work it — just enough reps so I could get a feel for the movement. This wasn’t about actually getting in reps or work, but more about exploring the movement relative to my knees and other issues.

It wasn’t bad, but I’m not sure. I could only get so far down. Was it flexibility? Familiarity? Stability? Knees hitting “about that critical angle”? Maybe a little of all. So there was a bit more back-raise than there probably should be, but overall things weren’t too bad. Hard to say if it’d be worth considering – but as I start PT for my knees, I’ll talk with the therapist about it.

Anyways, I took it kinda easy today. Did the work, got out.

5/3/1 (Based on: Forever, BBB, 5’s PRO

  • Deadlift
    • 175 x 5
    • 225 x 5
    • 260 x 3
    • 285 x 5
    • 325 x 5
    • 370 x 5
  • Band Pullaparts (superset with deadlift warmups and work)
    • Not tracked, but 15 reps per set.
  • Sumo Deadlift (for BBB)
    • 225 x 5
    • 225 x 5
    • 225 x 5
    • 225 x 5
  • Upright rows (superset with BBB sets)
    • 105 x 12
    • 105 x 12
    • 105 x 11
    • 105 x 10

Then 13 minutes on the bike