Monday, February 26, 2018

Mission accomplished! 190 lb Military Press PR, 85 reps Pushup PR

This was EPIC. Just one of those days. Those good days. Where my mind is not necessarily my friend but at least get the hell out of way so my training can take over.
I spent a TON of time over the last two days running through this lift, all the things I needed to do to make it. IF I felt good today

And after yesterdays slow and Saturdays' uber heavy swings I really wasn't sure what to expect. But I FELT good. Strong Good. Recovered good. Focused good.

 The plan was to go to 182.5 as my last warmup and see from there. If it was hard stay there and try to get 3-4 singles if it was strong then just go to 190 and give it a shot

It wasn't strong but I said fuck it and went to 190 anyway. The press wasn't strong but I was

On days like these I don't have to shut up the monkey mind before each lift. In fact there is almost no dialogue. No stalling like usually, no going over the list. Just GO! It's confidence but more than that. NO FEAR.
For a change. I'm always scared of missing and messing up what I know I can do if I hit it. Today there was no fear of failure. Just drive towards the purpose.

Still doing something wrong at the sticking point- hence the weeble wobble in the middle. After closer review I think I am shifting more towards my toes and my bar path goes that way too

Then, I have to wait for the bar  and my hips to come back before I can press up again. What a waste. I have to figure it out. The closer stance and 'coil' technique helped get me to sticking point faster but then I'm still not right.


Military Press
45 x 5
65 x 3
85 x 3
105 x 2
120 x 2
135 x 2
150 x 1
162.5 x 1
177 x 1 ( bigger than normal jump here. think this helped)
182.5 x 1 not easy
190 x 1 PR!!!!!!

44 kg belt squat

so easy as I'm seriously pumped up now!

Floor Pushups
1 x 85 NEW PR!!!
2 x 20 ( hard lol )

3 sets of 70 ft

side delts
3 x 15 with 15

BW 168.8
BF 13.7
W 55.5

couldn't be happier!1



Anonymous said...

I've been following this to see you get your PR and now you finally did it! Congrats.


Mark Reifkind said...

thanks John

and thanks for reading and commenting, it's much appreciated!

Kettlebell Courage Corner Seattle WA said...

Congrats, I love this. The finer details matter - A LOT.

Mark Reifkind said...

thanks Chris. they do and I still have a ton of stuff to figure out. just the start