Thursday, 29th November 2018.
•walked to the gym and the usual warm-up. Right quad/IT band didn’t feel so good doing some walking lunges so it was here that I decided to omit the barbell lunges.
•Trap bar deadlifts : 6 sets of (3 x 130kg) (weight not including the bar)
•Reverse barbell lunges: aborted. Did 3 sets of 8 reps of bodyweight dips instead.
•Superset 4 sets of : pallof presses (8 x orange band), GHRs 8 reps
•Finished off with some speed ladder and supine “no money” band work.
A little annoyed that my right quad/IT band has seized/cramped up. I might have to take a 4-5 days off any squatting or lunging (those are the only movements that bother it). Also feeling a couple of twinges here and there and it might be a sign I need more rest or at least to change things up a little.
Trap bar deadlifts were heavy, although my last set was the best out of them all. Need to remind myself to respect the weight and to remember all of my cues. I got a couple lazy on a few reps and my form suffered.
I was going to this program for another 6-8 weeks, but Im feeling that things are getting a little stale. So I may change some exercises around for a week or so, and I will start looking at some new programs. As discussed with @vikingirish above, Im looking something a little more “explosive” this time around.