Press: 90x5, 80x5
DOH Axle Deadlift: 190x5, 170x5
H2H Kettlebell Swings: 55# x 20 (each side)
Straight-arm Pec Flies: 10# x 15
Pullovers with 26# ezbar
Last time I did this deadlift weight, I said “190x5, 170x5 – had to reset my grip after rep 3”. No grip reset required this time. Progress.
Right knee still hurts a bit under the kneecap. Mostly just stairs. It’s been probably a month. Nothing bad, but not gone.
Right shoulder has something more acute going on, not sure yet. Windmills may be the prescription, since I think this helped last time.
Ok, so good news is my barbell arrived yesterday! Bad news is it’s defective and will be leaving today It will be replaced.
One of the sleeves isn’t spinning right and gets jammed. This is the first “bearing” barbell I’ve ever owned.
It’s a nice barbell. Knurling is definitely more aggressive. Will take some time to get used to.
It’s also proper weight, lol.
My birthday is on Friday. 40.
I bought myself the whole kit of Calvert books and courses from Bill Hinbern’s Super Strength Training site. I’ve read most of them, but most of the pictures in the books aren’t online. I bought the pictures, basically.
One quote from “The Truth about Weight Training”
After a year of heavy dumbbell exercises any sound man, no matter how weak his previous condition was, should be able to press above his head with one hand, a 125-pound dumbbell, to raise a 200-pound bell with both hands to arm’s length above his head, and lift at least 600 pounds dead weight from the ground. These are not unusual results, but are if anything, a low average.
I’m going to take that with a pound of salt.
600 pounds, maybe, depending on range of motion. Like hand and thigh lift – or in modern comparables – a high rack pull. The 200 pound press or 125 pound one armed press (even bent press)?
Well, either everyone’s been training wrong for the last hundred years, or those numbers are a bit off.
Though, I am tempted to actually do his Milo course as written. Maybe next year.
Power to the People + some Calvert for now.