I did do some lifting the last week. I think I got a weighted set in and a partial set in. Nothing special.
My brother finally understood the wisdom of getting a barbell and weights and agreed to get some.
Now I have a barbell and up to 160lb of weight to work with; pretty awesome.
Played around yesterday and scraped my knees while power cleaning 95lb- pretty dumb. Didn’t hurt myself today.
OHP-45lbx10, 65lbx10, 95lb, 7/5/4
Front squat-45lbx10, 65lbx10, 95lb, 3x10
NG pull-up-2x10, 1x8, 2x6
Dip- 2x10, 1x8, 2x5ish (lost count)
Quite a bit weaker on the OHP. Not too concerned given that I lost 20lb+ and haven’t done the OHP in any serious capacity in the last month.
It appears that the “sandbag” OHP and front squats have helped with retaining strength. Front squat/power cleans both felt really easy. Didn’t lose any of my form or groove as far as I can tell. I don’t plan on trying out 135lb anytime soon though. OHP didn’t kill me but dips died.
I want to simplify the training and keep the same weight on the bar during this since I’m lifting with my brother, who is both weaker than me and also an idiot who likes to push himself WAY too hard. The plan is to be able to do 3x10 on everything on the 95lb, then move to 115lb, 135lb, 160lb. I’ll work power clean reps into this once I feel more comfortable.
Weight is down to 163lb on less eating days. Should hit 160lb by early October I think, unless barbell training forces me to eat more.
Edit- Forgot to add that I did 4x12 inverted rows afterwards.
And… I love power-cleaning. I didn’t realize that I actually missed doing it until now.