Saturday, September 20, 2014

Strongman Class with PRs

I had a weird allergy attack in the middle of the night last night. Itching palms and feet, throat closing up. Eventually I knocked myself out with an anti-histamine, but it was scary.

Still, I went to Strongman class anyway, and it was a nice small class with a focus on technique today.

Did axle clean and presses, focusing on doing a continental clean, which I really like now that I've practice it some.

Empty bar (78) 1 clean + 5 presses
98 x 1 clean + 5 presses
108 x 1 clean + 5 presses
118 x 1 clean + 3 presses
128 x 1 clean + 1 press -- pretty sure this is a PR
133 x 1 clean

Deadlifts:
135x5
185x5
225x5
275x3
300x1 -- PR

One hand fat grip deadlift
Worked up to 100 on my right hand, left hand couldn't grab it. Women's world record is 140. It is entirely a grip thing, so my giant hands are a big advantage.

Stone series:
90 - 54" 110 - 48" 130 - 44"
110 - 54" 130 - 48" 150 - 44"
130 - 54" 150 - 48" 175 - 44"

Friday, September 19, 2014

Lifting heavy with a cold

Still recovering from a cold, but I did a little better yesterday:

Front squat: 45x10 WU
95x10
135x10
160x4x4

Farmer carries, 130#/hand x 80' x 4 each with one drop.

Glute ham raises with a medium band: 10x3

Single leg curls and extensions: 55x10x2 for each

Seated calf raises 10x2

100lb keg run 4 lengths (160') x 2


Wednesday, September 17, 2014

F*** this cold

Still have a cold, which is shitty.

Behind the neck presses:
Warm up with the bar
95x4

Log press:
90x2
failed on 115
105x5, 105x5, 105x4

More behind the neck presses:
95x8
105x5

Thrusters:
85x6, 85x7

Various chest and triceps work.

Finished by carrying the cross. Bleah.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Squatting Heavy

I'm coming down with a cold that has killed my aerobic capacity, I am at least able to lift still.

Back Squat:
95x10
135x7
185x5
205x4
215x1 (it was an attempt at 2, but I was badly set up. Still that, is a 10# PR)

Front Squat:
135x7
155x3
155x5

Why do I hate front squats more, not less the stronger I get?

Finished with a bunch of auxiliary leg work: one-legged curls and extensions, bodyweight lunges, calf raises, IT band strengthers

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Overhead Day

Another split session. Started with some rear delt work.

Behind the neck strict press:
45x10
45x5

Behind the neck push press:
65x8
95x4
105x4
115x4
135x2
135x1

10-lb PR for putting anything over my head!

12" log press:
100x5x3

Circus DB:
55x5 on the right
55x5 on the left
55x10 on the right
55x5 on the left, which is much weaker in this movement

Did some tricep work and close grip bench.

Good day!

Monday, September 8, 2014

Split Sessions

My coach's new idea is for me to do "split sessions" which is 2 sessions of 30 minutes (really 45) with him twice a week. Whatever works.

I have been having less fun with all this stuff lately, and I'm not sure if that's because of my own mental issues (it is at least partly that) or something else.

Started with axle deadlifts:
125x10
215x5
255 max in a minute, with up and down commands = 255x8
185x10x2 speed above-the-knee deadlifts

Good mornings with the safety squat bar:
70x10
90x10
100x10

Stone to 44" platform, minimal tacky:
150x2
175x2 with a lot of struggling

Log rows:
125x10
145x10 which caused some bicep pain, so we went back down
125x10

Lat pull downs:
Some weight x 12 x 2

GHD back extensions:
12x2

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Cleaning up

At Global Strongman...

Power cleans: 65x2, 95x8, 115x5x2, 135x3, 135x1, 145-fail, 140x1
140 is a PR

450 Tire Flip: off 1" pad 5 times, off floor 5 times

Sled drag 80', 180x4, 1 min rest in between

Heavy battle ropes: 50x4, 1 min rest in between

Some abs