Monday, August 19, 2013
Long cycle press 28 kg, one arm swings , belt squat and bar curls. the real last workout.
Well last Saturday was the last real HEAVY day but today's workout is officially the last workout before surgery.Good to report I'm feeling very strong and fit, a good thing going into what I am headed for!
Missed this Saturday's training so I was just a bit fresher than of late and felt it. Presses felt solid and swings were strong. Not huge volume but I didn't want to push it too hard and have a bunch of excess metabolites in the system right before surgery.It felt great. Started strong and finished fresh. Just what my head needed;every bit as much as my body :)
One arm swing warmup: 16 kg x 5/5 x 3 sets
Long Cycle Clean and Press
16 kg x 3/3
20 kg x 3/3
24 kg x 2/2
28 kg x 2/2 x 3 sets
x 3/3 x 3 sets
Felt like I could have done 5's. Definitely not strict. I am essentially doing the clean and press equivalent of a touch and go bench press but that's fine. Shoulders feel great and the weight's moving strongly. I can always dead stop pause one if I have to.Now that the cleans don't jack up my shoulder I much prefer this style to short cycle presses. much more.
If I had to pick up one exercise to do and nothing else this might be it.
One arm swings
24 kg x 5/5
28 kg x 5/5
32 kg x 5/5
36 kg x 5/5
40 kg x 5/5
this was strong and solid as well! Just wanted to touch a big(er) weight, not do any volume and this worked perfectly.
40 kg x 20 x 4 sets
Now this will really change after the surgery! It will be great and weird at the same time to be able squat on both legs again!
45 x 5
65 x 5
75 x 5
80 x 5~!
sweet. this was the perfect finisher. Time to eat, rest, stretch and focus. :)