Decided to start a journal here. Nog intro, just straight to weights.
Ive beenhaving problems with my lower back lately, so i made a foam roller and will focus on my OHP for the next three weeks by utilizing Smolov Jr. I did Smolov Jr for my deadlift and it worked wonderfully, im hoping it will help me break through a plateau on OH lifts.
Accessory work will alternate between Hip Belt Squats(using a dip belt) and light Sumo Deadlifts(focusing on utilizing glutes and hip drive) and lots of stretching, foam rolling and heavy back/upper back work.
Here is the first workout from yesterday. Was short on time because of work so i did this in about 30 minutes, had to leave out light sumos
Did some foam rolling before starting lifting for about 10-15 minutes
Hip Belt Squats-weight is plates dangling between legs
*used my dip belt and stood on two metal folding chairs. Hams touched calves on each rep, did not lockout each rep*
Finished with 15 minutes of stretching hams, hips, low back, etc.
*i was going to try and work up to 225x5x3, since my max sumo is 365, but my back wasn't having it. I think i need to get to a doctor to get this checked out immediately.
Good idea bro. Don't mess around with a "bad" Back. Hopefully all you need is a good massage to fix it. GL.
Originally Posted by HumanHorrorFilm
okay, rested the back for a week, dropped smolov jr, back on a more traditional strongman ideal
Front Squats-Onto box set right below parellel
Cleans from blocks-midshin
Cable CRucifx Holds
Decline Weighted Situps