Thursday, June 21, 2007

Just Pull

Sleep deprived today.  I didn't get to bed until after 1am last night, then I was woken at 7am by my wife's alarm and the cats.  Too tired to be mad, I got up and went to work, already resolved to go home on time and train.

I promptly walked out of work at 5:15pm, ready to train.  By 5:45 I was in the garage, enjoying the heat.  I did:

2 Hand Swings: 8 x 12k, 16k
2 Hand Swings + Deadlift: 8+8 x 20, 24k, 28k, 32k
Rest Pause Deadlifts (had to break out the new 45's): 3 x 135, 185, 225, 225, 225, 225
Kettlebell Squats: 5 x 16k, 24k; 3 x 16k's, 16k's, 16k's, 20k's; 5x16k's
V-bar (between sets): 5/5x100lbs
Turkish Get Ups: 1/1x16k; Fail/Fail x 16k

When I failed on the turkish get ups, I knew for sure I was done.  This is stating the obvious, but deadlifts from the ground are hard.  They take a lot more out of me than the Romanian deadlifts do.  All the 45's I have laying around make it seem like slapping another pair on the side shouldn't be a big deal, but I know to bide my time.  I'll only do these from the ground once in awhile, as I know my form isn't great.

V-bar is slowly coming around.  I am not limited by hand strength right now.  My skin simply slides across my hand, bunches, and then pinches.  It hurts and limits my weights.  I'm doing 5 reps with each hand every workout to tighten and toughen the skin.  Until I approach limit lifts, I'll add 10lbs every other workout.  Since it is my skin holding me back, I'm not sure where that will take me.  At least now with the extra 45's, I can leave the bar loaded.  Sure makes it easier to train the lift.