Friday, April 25, 2008

Michigan Grip Champs 6 - Baseline

Michigan Grip Champs 6 is in 8 weeks, on June 21st. Today I set my training plan and performed a baseline workout. The day went as follows:

Warm Up
Bike 5 miles to mall at moderate pace
Hit up Starbucks for tea and a donut, read job hunting book
Hit up Go Roma for lunch, create training plan for grip contest
Bike 7 miles home, into strong headwind (27-35mph)

Grip Work
Grippers - No Set: Work up to #1 Lefty, BBSA Righty
Pinch Barbell (weight of plates): 1 x 50, 70, 80, 90, 100lbs
Sledge Lever to Nose on Platform: 1/1 x 6lbs, 8lbs@15", 8lbs@20", 8lbs@24"
2" Vertical Bar: 1/1 x 70, 76, 121, 136lbs

Movement Testing
Deadlifts with band pulling right knee in: 5 x 50k, 70k, 90k
Split Squats: 8/8xBW, 5/5 x 12k, 12k
BW Squats with band pulling torso forward: 5, 5

I am happy with this baseline. It will be interesting to see the results I get over 8 weeks.