Slept just over 7 hours last night and woke up this morning feeling great. Totally energized, no coffee needed, I guess I got some good sleep last night. Nothing physically to report, just ready to continue to charge. I’ve been feeling a lot stronger lately, it’s been nice.
A. Push Jerk – build to TnG 3RM; rest as needed
These went well from the beginning. My movement felt really good and I was happy with the reps. I made 3 reps at 245 and tried 255, but it slipped off the front of my shoulders on rep 3, so I finished with 3 at 245. I think this was a damn good result considering that I remember struggling to do 5 singles at 225 on the jerk blocks at NorCal a few months ago. I recorded my reps at 185, 205, 225, 245 & 255 and the videos are below:
B1. BB CG Bench Press – 4 x 4-5 TOUGH reps; rest 60sec
B2. Wtd Supine Grip Pull-up – 4 x 4-5 TOUGH reps; rest 90sec
This combo was good. I hit all 4 sets of bench press at 205 lbs for 5 reps and that was pretty tough. I hit the first 3 rounds of pull ups at 70 lbs and got 5, 5 & 4.5 reps and then went down to 65 lbs for the last round and got about 3 inches short of getting 5 reps. Videos below.
15 Ring Dips
15 CTB Pull-ups
This one was super easy on the first round and just got exponentially harder each round. My biceps and triceps were just completely blown out by the 4th round. In the final round the dips were super hard, I completely lost the pull-up rhythm and I was struggling on the HSPUs. The first 2 rounds were extremely good though. My times by round were 1:09, 1:30, 2:11 & 4:06. Round 1 was unbroken, Round 2 was unbroken until the last 3 HSPUs (I did 12, came down and then did 3 more), then Round 3 & 4 were a struggle to just push as hard as I could and never short any reps. Videos below:
Row – 20min @ Z1
Nothing to report here, just a good sweat and solid breathing. I know this has been a tough couple weeks, but I’ve really liked it. I think I’ve been making some really good progress and I’m excited to see where this takes me going forward, especially with the strength numbers.