Monday, July 06, 2015
80% Military press ( 95 lbs), Box pistols, floor pushups(!) sled, kb rows
This is a freakin' miracle. Two days ago I couldn't move my left arm in any direction with out the elbow screaming at me and today I did the entire workout as I planned. The stupid elbow was "out" from those reverse grip pushups and really didn't calm down until todays training.
It was feeling better yesterday and I could hang no problem and spent a decent amount of time in updog on the floor( that helped stretchout the wrist flexors ). Stretched and hung today too and got some rocktape on it which also helped.
But I had no idea I could press til I started the workout. I thought it might be position specific and it was. The swings on saturday showed me that. it's still tender but definitely going in the right direction
stick x 5
bar x 5 x 2
65 x 5
75 x 5
85 x 3
95 x 3 x 8 sets ( 80%)
these were strong and fast and the elbow did not hurt at all in the rack! very weird but I am grateful
Airborne lunges/ box pistols/
tried the airborne lunges but it just didn't feel right. wore the oly shoe and that helped a little but not enough. Tried holding on, setting a support for my rear leg but I had a hard time keeping the rear leg straight and not touching the foot before the knee. Weird. Leg felt fine but it just wasn't right.
Then I tried pistol squats while standing on a box and that worked great! Held onto the power rack upright but barely used them. this I think could work really well. Did five sets of five on let and 3 sets of 3 on right.
6 sets of 10!!!
Now this is hard to believe but getting my shoulders ahead of the wrist took the pressure off the elbow and distributed the load. I think the rev grips put ALL the pressure on my elbow.
I was going to do 10 sets of 10 but decided not to be too greedy.
SO pumped and happy I can do pushups I can't tell you!
4 sets of 250 ft
16 kg x 10 x 3 sets
no problem here either.
That constant pain brought me right back to the last 15 years of my knee and back pain and I do NOT want to visit there again. No matter what.
Hung for 4 sets of 15 seconds after the workout too. getting way easier. both grips.
Even did some light snatches to see whether that was the issue with the elbow and my left shoulder position seemed better than ever!?!
I think my torque from all the years of asymmetry is slowly working it's way out of my body. It's been in my shoulders and worked it's way into the elbow. Hopefully it will be cast out and I'll be square plumb and neutral again soon!