Cold's gone.MadCow Week 6
jump rope and pullups warmup
forgot to do mobility drills, dammit
the only rack was in use and I wasn't able to work in, and all the bench press barbells were also in use
used a fixed bar for 5x50 lbs slow squat warmups, then did a couple hack squat machine sets - 5x 4 plates, 5x 6 plates.
OHP, cleaned from floor on each set
5x135, hook grip, slow for form
5x335, hook5x395, switch, chalk, PB
Pissed about missing mobility drills and not starting off with some good squats to get me in the mood. I would have had to wait about 20 minutes to get into the squat rack, so I had to deal with it. Form was terrible in the hack squat machine. I don't think that thing is meant for full depth squatting; at least I couldn't figure it out. I got pissed and moved onto OHP.
At this point one of the benches opened up so I grabbed the bar. Cleaned all the sets from the floor. Surprised myself by completing 5x150 on my first go at it. My previous best was 4x150. I did have a bit of left-over momentum on the bar at the start of the first rep from the end of the clean movement, but it was minor. Actually, I think the last few weeks I've been cleaning the bar for OHP, and I think I like it. I'll probably keep doing so.
Deadlifts went well as expected. I've been getting a bit more touch-n-go that I should on the heavy sets, so I made sure to slow down the bar at the bottom, let the slack out of the bar when the plates hit the floor, then pull again (the way I used to do it). It wasn't as easy as last week's more touch-n-go set, but still no trouble. I had a hankering to try it with hook grip, as my thumbs were feeling OK, but decided against it. My hook grip is starting to feel a bit better.
At the rate I'm going, I'm going to hit most of my year-end (December 2013!) goals in about 2 months! Possibly also strict OHP 200 lbs!
My strength log
Mini Forklift Ⓥ wrote:
'That's 200 solid ass pounds!'
Good work buddy.
vegan_rossco, the squat wizard wrote:
Some guy was staring at me the whole time like I was some kind of fucking wizard firing lightening bolts from my butt.