3/9/19 - Today’s work revolved around pause front squats, something I haven’t done in a while but it certainly helped keep me strong on not just regular front squats but any strongman related movement. Gonna rotate them with BS for a while. If things go well I might try for a 500lb fs.
Pause Front Squat
Called it there. Felt a bit heavier on the chest than it would on a 500lb front squat day. Believe me, I’m there. If things go well.
Zercher Thoracic Extensions (axle)
225x5, ew, put it back cause of the weird squishing of blood in my foreartms from the weight in one spot. ewwww.
225x15 still ew but managed
185x15 soft tissue that leads up to my thumb is numb after the set for like 15 minutes
Put on stone sleeves loosely…
185x20 really easy now to just throw the weight around, but it almost feels akin to hip thrusts. If you go too heavy, you can’t extend through and you miss out on the benefits.
I did these pretty religiously training for nationals and they seemed to have paid off.
Hip Thrusts (gonna add these back too)
185x12 not sure about these. It feels like it’s ripping my sacrum apart or like separating my spine from my pelvis. I also have such a fat ass that this pump is unbearable. Help.
Banded Single Leg Hip thrust
Feeling nauseous and almost sick. Not sure
Farmers (in pouring rain with no chalk)
120x280ft hurts, hard
120x450ft horrible, nauseating
must do more, not enough
120x400ish, could not go anymore. Turns every 70 feet are just awful and sloppy. Took it as far as my body let me.
I somehow feel like I failed today. I wanted 120 per hand for like…550ish feet but I just had nothing left. The turns fucked me but, telling myself to get more, psyching myself up, then falling short just gets to me. I know I can’t fault myself for pushing my body as far as possible especially on arbitrary pointless things, at times in my training where max effort isn’t really important. Just how I’m wired.