A lot of people from the gym that I went to years ago and that merged into this one remember me for some weird reason. I don’t remember many of them at all. I feel badly about that.
Think I will add regular flat benching to the routine in place of 1-Arm overhead dumbbell presses. The DB pressing seems like more of trick than an exercise. I like the shoulder stability it provides.
And it makes my dips easier.
Used to think 1-arm DB stuff was good for stability, core, addressing imbalances etc etc.
Now I dumbbell press seated, use my feet to brace, and my belief is the complete opposite.
My favorite is when I see people do that 2 dumbbell, press each one in alternating fashion thing; all kinds of squirrelly things happening to their bodies as they work their core, stabilize, (or so they think) and do each side with a (slightly) different technique/position.
That’s exactly what happens. I do the press differently on each side, because of the relative strengths and weaknesses specific to each side. I might just be making those imbalances even worse.
Clean and Press
High Bar Squat
245x4 (3-count pause)
Close grip Bench
That’s it. No extras. Really did not want to train tonight, but I did the essentials.
Squat was no problem. Paused squats were harder than I wanted them to be so i stopped.
Brought my feet in more so it was more like a squat. An old lifting buddy called these “wombat pulls” for some reason.
Curl Bar Curlzezsszssss
Heavier bar at this gym. 25 or 30lb curl bar. The one at my usual gym is about 15lbs. Quite challenging.
That’s all I had time for. I’ll fake…er…uh…DO…some ab work later.
Got some ART work done on my right shoulder over the weekend. No, not a tat, but some tissue release. Still a deep pain in the joint, but not from damage - it feels more like the soft tissue is re-adjusting to its natural place.
Shoulder is much freer in certain positions and I seem to be able to tense up my inner triceps and upper lat going into the joint more than previously. I still think there’s a little nerve entrapment in there, but it is much better.
Neutral Grip Pullup
I accidentally used the deadlift bar for the bar exercises. It weighs 55lbs. I was really disappointed in how heavy everything felt and mad that I had to drop weight until I realized what bar I was using.
Rogue axle bar is now out on the floor at my new gym, so I’m going to do Z-presses with it on Friday. For those who asked for a video of it being used, I still haven’t found my camera, but I’ll figure something out.
Odd Haugen is still killing it at age 69.
I’d settle for being a half-size version of him at that age.
Pulled the trigger on the Rogue 100lb and 150lb strongman sandbags. Should be here in about a week. Playsand is surprisingly cheap.
Where I live it’s free!
What sort of training will you use the sand bags for ?
I’ve been thinking of sandbags, just not sure how to implement or use them
Carries, lift to shoulder and over, conditioning, presses, etc. Just another tool and maybe fun. I’ve done stone carries at the beach near my house before. Lots of fun and very tough. Sandbags are cleaner.
Read Brute’s log. She does a lot of sandbag work.
Z Presses (axle)
Deficit DL(1 plate)
Low Bar Good Mornings
DB hammer curls
I’ve got quads and upper back for DLs, but hamstrings and lower back aren’t doing their parts. So I did some GMs. I’ll keep these in for a few weeks. I’m switching my sumo day to using a trap bar. That will either build me up or kill my regular DL. We’ll see.
Got vid of the Z-Presses but it’s terribly dark and you can’t really see the bar.
I like my trap bar, I am putting it back in somewhere too.
Too bad about vid. I have been looking at an axle instead of a new bar Ya know, just so I can say I have one
W/U 5 min
Clean and Press
High Bar Squat
Close grip Bench
Machine laterals(reverse flies)
Tried to get through this fast, because I had chores. Squat and press milestones nearly within reach. Finish this cycle and then test.
Land Mine rows
2plates+25 x 10
3 plates x 8
3 plates+25 3x6
3 plates x 10
2 plates+25 x 12
2 plates x 15
Trap Bar deadlift
2 plates/Side x 5
3 plates/side x3
3 plates+25/side x 3
4 plates/side x 2
3 plates+25+5/side x 3, 5
Top set was either 450 or 430. I don’t know if it’s a 70lb ior 90lb trap bar.
Curl Bar Curls
Life Fitness Seated Hamstring curl
115 3x10 (hold at full contraction)
Had to change up the order of exercises as seats became available. Gym very full tonight. I don’t know how much some of the bars weigh, and so - the weird log entries.
Sandbags arrived today.
I’m gettin’ all itchy.