Saturday, May 17, 2008

MGC6 - 09 of 23

Today's workout was completely devoid of any aggression, anger, or drive. The upcoming grip contest is the only reason I trained:

Strength
Deadlifts (band for form) - 5 x 20k, 60k, 70k, 90k, 90k, 100k; 60k (no band)
Overhead Press - 5 x 45lbs, 65lbs; 4x85lbs; 5x85lbs; 4x85lbs
Renegade Rows (feet elevated 11") - 5/5 x 16k, 20k, 16k, 20k
Split Squat - 5/5 x 12k, 16k, 16k, 16k

Grip
Thin Pinch - 5 x Empty, 50lbs, 80lbs, 80lbs, 80lbs
2" Vertical Bar - 1/1 x 71, 96, 96, 121, 121, 121, 131, 131, 141 (PR), 141, 141; 1/Fail x 151 (PR), 151

Notes
1. I added weight to several exercises. I did it on nerve. The contest is coming and I have no choice.

2. It is time to return to deadlifting without the form cue. Today's back down set starts the process.

3. I picked up a form trick on the 2" V-bar that added 13lbs to my PR. Awesome!

4. Today we got light blocking curtains for the bedroom. I expect my recovery to improve as a result.