It's my first day back into the gym since the TSC. Light bench press is our normal Wednesday workout. Maura and I took it pretty easy being that this is suppose to be a recovery week. Here is how it went down...
~I had to find my groove again... I goofed around with some narrow and wide grip presses with 75lbs.
We called it quits after the bench pressing. Maura is looking forward to a heavy day on Sunday and I am looking forward to testing a 1 RM squat on Friday. Hopefully I will have made some headway and it has not been too much time since I last trained squats.
Here is some news... Maura and I are planning on competing at Raw Nationals in Saint Louis this July. That will be pretty big deal for me! I want to check out a National meet and see what it is like. I also like the idea of competing. I have never been a competitor before. I never participated in high school sports. I have never been on a sports team. It will be interesting to see how this all shakes down.
Being that my deadlift is the lift that needs the most improvement I decided to consult with Mark Reifkind for my next cycle. I am going to do two cycles pulling sumo off a block... actually I am going to get some 35lbs. plates. Here is my plan, (Rif, correct me if I am wrong)...
First I am going to test my 1rm pulling off a block. This is to get a starting point. I am going to use the same cycle formula I have been using, starting out at 70% pulling 15 singles.
The assistance lifting that is going to accompany this cycle is conventional pulling off a block to my knees only. I will step the weight down about 40lbs, and do 3 reps for about 4 sets. I will be pulling something challenging, but very doable. I will increase this weight the same % every week as the Sumo's off a Block.
Next assistance lift will be rack pulls. Dr. Cobb actually suggested this movement as well. This is to condition my nervous system. I bring too much emotion to my lifting. If shows on my face as well as in my lifts. Hopefully holding heavy weights will help me to calm down a little.
So, that is the plan. I will be posting videos of my progress, so stay tuned.
Snatch Points Update
12kg - 12/12, 15/15 = 54
16kg - 10/10 = 40
24kg - 5/5,5/5,5/5 = 150
20kg - 5/5 = 30
12kg - 5/5,5/5,5/5,5/5 = 40
12kg - 10/10, 10/10, 10/10 = 60
16kg - 10/10, 5/5, 5/5 = 80
20kg - 5/5, 5/5 = 60
Grand Total - 2642