Going with the strength over volume theme I thought I was ready to do some double bell complexes. All this double stuff is so new to me but doing 5 reps of swings then cleans seemed much better than sets of 10 in the swing.
I thought momentarily about adding in double presses right from the start but thought I had better do them separately to see if I even COULD do them without jacking something up. They all went well and next week I will put them together
Full stretchout this am done in 2 part 5:30 am -6 then 7- 7:30 am
shoulders tight from saturday's handstand pushups so extra lacrosse ball work there
2 14's x 10 x 2
2 16's x 10 x 2
2 20's x 5 + 5 double cleans x 2
2 24's x 5 + 5 double cleans x 5 sets
these went well but were no joke at the end. Definitely a tough combo, adding in the presses will be even harder. perhaps I will make it a chain instead of a complex( 1 swing+ 1 clean+ 1 press+ 1 chain)
2 16's x 5 x 2
2 20's x 5 x 2
2 24's x 3 x3
Did these MY way. Tired of fighting my t spine and shoulder restriction when if I press like this:
it works well. I'm strong, I can lockout better than any other way, it doesn't hurt my shoulders and , I'm strong :)
Instead of constantly fighting this arch of mine( which I cultivated for years as a bodybuilder and powerlifter) which took over from my gymnasts hollow position I need to embrace it. Just like I could only bench press one specific way that fit my body and orthopedic considerations, It seems I can overhead press only one way too: arch my back, get my head out of the way and press straight up.
It ain't standard issue but then neither is this body :) This is definitely a groove I can work with. I need to push away from the weights just as I did in the bench. In fact I need to think of this as a standing bench press. Again, I need to embrace this super arch of mine and use it as well as continuing to keep gaining shoulder ROM and mobility.
There are modern hollow body handstands and old school, muscle beach handstands
48 kg x 20 x 4 sets
first set felt rough but they kept getting better. Still love this move. Need to add another set soon
3 x 10/10