Today I felt fresh, so I started right into my body weight circus trick routine before anything else. Just a very short stretching warmup, and then I started working on hand stands and other hand balancing tricks, breakin’ moves, and a few insanely slow pistol squats. I also did a ridiculously slow descent from a handstand onto my chest. Maybe the next step here is to go back up. That would be pretty impressive.
After the circus act, I headed to the pull-up bar. I did a few sets of holds and slow reps with a wide grip, but before I got too burnt, I wanted to try to beat my record on the super-slow full-range close-grip pull-up.
And wow. I crushed it. I am FINALLY figuring out how this is supposed to feel. I’m trying to focus all of the tension into my back, keeping my hands, forearms, biceps, and shoulders as relaxed as I possibly can. Now that I’m getting way better at this, the limiting factor really becomes breathing and mental fortitude.
After the stupid human tricks portion of the workout, I did some volume work for chest. Mostly single-arm flies on the pec dec. For these, I swivel my body so I’m facing more sideways. So, sideways to the right when I’m working the right pec so I’m really stretching across my body. This creates a tension in the chest that I have not been able to duplicate with anything else. I did some drop sets and of course all kinds of partial-range contraction technique stuff. Crazy pump.
Pump also enhanced by a triple dose of forskolin pre-workout, one scoop of Mag-10, one serving of vanilla Life cereal, a few pills of my favorite GDA (REALLY wish Biotest would bring theirs back), and a scoop of pump stuff with glycerol, nitrosigine, and taurine.