Today’s workout was kind of a shit show.
7 December 2018 - Upper Body W8D2 Bodyweight: 217.4lbs
Warmup - Glute Complex: Clams, 10sec Glute Bridges, Fire Hydrants, Frog Bridges. + side planks 45sec
Pause Bench 3x3 265lbs (LSRPE 8)
Close Grip Bench 185x3
Barbell Rows 1x10 135lbs
Forearm work ~100 reps each arm
Hammer Curls 30x10. 35x10, 40x10, 45x10
So, let me explain. My warmup was fantastic. Hips were nice and loose, and I easily could’ve squatted today. My hips and back have been feeling phenomenal lately, and my squat mobility and hip flexor issues are slowly getting better. I digress.
There were no power racks available, which is unusual because we have six of them and most people are either on the machines or by the DBs. So I was sitting down waiting for one to open up when this guy, Dan, asked me if I wanted to share a rack with him. Since I’m occasionally a socially awkward person, I wasn’t able to say no. So I ended up warming up with 135, then 185, then 225 all within about 3 minutes which is WAY too fast for me.
I ended up getting a pain in my elbow, which I looked up and it turns out to commonly be called “golfers elbow.” I read that it usually comes from a flexed wrist during chin ups and weak forearm muscles. Hence all the forearm work. My elbow felt a lot better after the forearm work but not good enough to do close grip.
So I’m drunk right now but I’ll figure out how to remedy this aberration tomorrow after my lift and before work.
I also did a good amount of platform work on Thursday.
Power Clean & Push Press 100kgx1, 80kg 5x3
Snatch Grip RDL 100kg 5x5
Clean Pull 120kg 5x3
I love platform/olympic lifting. I know I already said that my mobility is getting better, but I’m super happy about it. I’m able to bodyweight squat 1-3 inches lower than I could a few weeks ago. Slowly but surely we will reclaim our mobility!!! I’m excited to see where I’m at in a month or two.