Friday, April 4, 2008

Day 19 of 32

Yesterday I ate 2140 calories and 97 grams of protein. Bad math during the day led to extra food.

Today I pushed my session to the afternoon. I was up too late last night and only got 6 hours of sleep. Two good meals and a big cup of tea had me ready to go around 5pm:

Warm Up - Exercise Bike 6 Minutes, 12/12 Swings x 12k, 16k
Squats - 10 x 20k, 30k, 40k, 50k; 6x60k
Renegade Rows - 16k x 7/7, 6/6, 5/5
One Arm Push Press - 5/5 x 16k, 20k, 24k
20k's Rack Walk Out, Farmer's Walk Back
Pinch Barbell - 5 x Empty, 50lbs, 55lbs, 55lbs, 55lbs

I decided to do 10 reps on the squats with 60k, but my form was really breaking down by rep 6. Given my current depleted state, the risk of injury seemed too high.

Renegade rows felt good. They are an excellent exercise for me. I considered doing turkish get ups next, but just did not have the motivation for them.

The push presses were easy, but I cut the sets short due to pain in my left shoulder. It is exhibiting problems that suggest I am out of balance. Given that my right shoulder gets preferential treatment when stretching and doing mobility work, that does not surprise me. I will pay closer attention to it moving forward.

Walking with the 20k's felt very good. I can probably handle my 24k's next time.

I added 5 more pounds on the pinch barbell sets. I may be able to do more now, but I am building this one up slowly. I do not want to burn myself out on the exercise before June's grip contest.

My trap bar did not arrive this week. Much to my dismay, instead of delivering it, Fed Ex returned the barbell to Jesup Gym's warehouse. I have no idea why, but Jesup shipped a new bar out today. Hopefully I will have it by the middle of next week.