Tues-10th-April Cycle 4 Week 1 (3x5)
Hit up some foam rolling, mobility work, lighter sets & stretching to warm up.Deadlift:
82.5kg 95kg 107.5kgAssistance:Deadlift;
boring but big at 50% 5x10 65kgGHR
2x10Hanging leg raises:
Ab circuit, leg raises, leg ups, cycle crunches.Summary:
I decided to take off a set each on ghr & hypers due to boring but big on deadlifts, just so I don't overload my lower back & to see how it feels come tomorrow. Working sets were easy enough, I did go with full stops on deads as I usually touch & go. I do actually stop when I touch so I'm not"bouncing" but as usual it just starts my sciatica off a little, not that I want to touch & go but I'm having to train around an old injury so what can I do...I do full tops on every set but the top one of the day (also belt up), this way I hope to be able to hit full stops eventually. Jim Wendler outlines these types of deads in his book so I actually feel a lot better about using them (also seen him deadlift this way).
Boring but big sets were also fairly straight forward (see how I feel tomorrow) but again my lower back had a huge pump, even after three warm up sets. Decent workout, rest day tomorrow so may run a short distance if my backs not to tight.
Here's a picture of Stefán Sölvi Pétursson. Watching him at last years WSM just made something click in my head & really pushed me to look at how to get bigger & stronger. Still don't know what it was he did but watching him compete gave me a huge buzz.
My fav strongman outside of Terry Holland & Loz...