Strength work. 7:15 AM
OHP 531: 65, 75, 95, 105, 115, 135 lbs (5’s for all, got 8 reps at 135 lbs)
Transitional work: (calling it these because it’s done between main 531 work and supplement/assistance work):
Standing ab wheel: 8, 6, 4, 2
Supersetted with 100 KB shrugs
Weight vest work, 30 lbs done circuit-style:
5x10 OHP @ 105 lbs
5x10 inverted rows
Extra work, no rest:
Lat raises rep scheme (with 12 lbs in each hand): 25, 20, 15, 10, 5
Immediately superset each with 15 band pull aparts.
Notes: So my left thumb is bugging me. I’m being careful (starting today) to not choose anything that aggravates it. OHP seems like it would, but where the bar sits on my hand does not at all bother my thumb. Otherwise, this was a solid workout. Got 8 reps at 135 lbs, and I think my all time PR is 9 reps. Want to keep with this until I consistently hit 10 reps.
Weighed myself this morning, and I clocked in at 174.5 lbs. This seems to be about a sweet spot for me in terms of sustainable size and (relatively speaking) leanness. The positives are that this is the weight I have commonly been at the last ~5 years or so, but I’ve gotten stronger across the barbell lifts.