Sunday, November 19, 2017

52 and 68 kg One Arm Swings, barbell deadlift ( 275#), Weighted pushups (78 #) side delts

So it looks like I will be going through the StrongFirst lifter course as a student, a new requirement for all the Master Instructors ( StrongFirst bodyweight will be after that) and although I can opt out of actually testing the lifts due to my competitive  and injury history I am interested to see exactly what I can do that doesn't hurt me.

I still plan on keeping this current training schedule going as is, just substituting some of the barbell lifts in. AND the 200 lbs Military press goal for March still takes precedence. The military press is one of the tested lifts

The heaviest requirement is a double bodyweight deadlift, which should be no more than 340 for me so I decided to DL today so see how things felt. Could not have gone better

But first ,the swings

One arm Swings
16 kg x 5/5 x 2
20 kg x 5/5
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
44 kg x 5/5
48 kg x 5/5 ( weighed this and weighs out at 49.54 kg! 109 lbs)
52 kg x 5/5 x 5 ( weighs out at 54 kg! 119 lbs)
68 kg x 5/5 x 5 ( this weighed out perfectly)

this was HARD especially since it was a  crisp 40 deg in the gym!! so hard to get actually warmed up for these heavy weights but they were stronger than ever. Realized I REALLY have to set the grip DEEP in the hand especially for the left, really helps


started off easy
135 x 3
185 x 2
225 x 2
255 x 2
275 x 1
 strong and fast! double overgrip( hook) which is how I want to pull and no belt. I think it will be safer without a belt for my back. we will see. I have no doubt I can pull 315 right now as fast as the 275. Plan is to do just what I did today. work up to a semi heavy single and back off. Let the swings do the job. Next workout do 275 then 285.

Weighted Pushups
bw x 12
53 x 10
78 x 8 x 3 sets

no problem

side delts
3 sets of 12 with 15's

the interesting part of this will be getting UNDER a squat bar ( more than the squat itself) and if I can barbell bench with a thumbed grip ( thumbless is not allowed) but if not I will opt out of that lift

BW 168.6
BF 11.5 ( post bath)
W 57.1

time to ruck. was raining too hard on thursday


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