I’ve had a lot of requests to get the log back on track and despite my work schedule not easing up I am going to try and get back to posting on a regular basis.
Right now most of the gym is getting ready for the SPF Luke Edwards Benefit Bash. My plan isn’t to lift again to March as I want to try grow into this 308 class once and for all. Weighing in 10lbs lighter than everyone else in my class isn’t exactly beneficial.
We’ve been doing a lot of experimenting since the pro/am especially with the bench press doing a lot more work in the shirts or with the Sling shot. We won’t know how this pays off until we compete but if you notice it seems that we are geared up more than usual this is why.
Today we had some lifters from GSB visiting. I always enjoy other lifters coming to train as it raises the atmosphere that much more.
Group 1 (Shack, Tony, Luke, and I) - Sumo Pulls
Everyone worked up to a max for the day. Luke did doubles all the way up to 750, Tony hit 745 and just missed 800, Shack hit a pr at 680 and i hit a pr 750 before missing 800.
Group 2 (Jake & GSB boys) – Sumo pulls off mat + dbl mini’s
Jake smoked 585 then jumped to 675 and just missed at the top. He didn’t realize what the band tension was (~220) and miscalculated. Either way that’s strong. I’m terrible with names and really have no idea what the GSB boys numbers were but they all worked to a max.
Group 3 (Rich & Zach) – Rack Pulls pin 2 + quad mini’s
Rich worked up to 545 leaving a little in the tank as he gets ready for the Night of the Living dead contest. Zach hit 455.
Everyone did their own accessories, I did the following…
Reverse sled drag using neck harness
Lat Pulldowns (various bars) – 9 sets 10-15 reps
Dumbbell Bicep Curls – 3×20
Lying leg raise – 50 reps