Thank you again.
I hit another PR on Monday and another today...
Today was another awesome day.
The squat is another PR. I'm happy with it but, I feel that I need to work on my lower back some more. It was really pumped and was kinda hurting after the last set. Luckily, thus far, it's not hurting anymore. I was still able to press and deadlift with no issues.
Press, I've repeated the 65lbs the last few times, I need to remember my magnetic fraction weights next time.
Deadlifts felt a little heavy, I've neglected doing them the last few workouts. I need to get back at it, I think that will help my squat (lower back) more.
Over all, I'm stoked. The weight is getting heavy on the 2nd set and really heavy on the 3rd set. I see some failures in the next couple weeks or I might wuss out and go fractional with 2.5lbs increments. *undecided* I guess I'll see when I get there. (FYI: I always post my last working set.)
I ABSOLUTELY did not want to squat today. Since Wednesday, my knees felt like they were bashed with a sledge hammer. Holy hell, I felt like I was 60+ years old (not knocking the geezers+) and hadn't worked out since I was born. I seriously think I'd rather take a shot in the nuts (like I usually do) by one of my big ass kids. (At least two knees a week or so - average.)
Started out nice and slow and literally was ready to go home after 7 minutes on the elliptical/slider/weird thing. It really helps warm my quads and hams up. So I head over to the squat cage (when I come into the gym, I head straight to it and set everything up so when I get done warming up, I can start my warm up squats.) and get under the bar. Just NOT feeling it. I squat down for my first warm up squats and aches and pains through all 5 reps. Damn it. My right knee is feeling like crap. I guess I'm not hitting 355lbs today.... :|
I muster up the courage to do all of my warm ups and see how I feel. The second (bar only) set felt pretty good. My right knee felt better/stronger. Good, maybe I could do 340lbs or so, at least 345 or 350. (Same as previous weight.) I go through all of my warm up sets and I'm feeling great. Screw it. I'm going to kill this 355lbs.
Let it be done....
Everything was a cake walk after that. I didn't film it, I figure I'll hold off on that until I get to 405lbs or so. I figure everyone is getting tired of me posting videos of myself. :P
Very, very impressive - especially given your one arm technique! That's something most people can't do (and something you have to do, I suppose). I'll follow your journal, too.
6'1"/203 (down 12 pounds since 5/2012)
2-mile run: 13:23
You sir, are why I don't complain about having three fingers on one of my hands. You are an inspiration to people with disadvantages. Nice work. Thanks for posting the vids.
I haven't watched the videos but it looks like you are a shoulder disartic? Have you tried pulling with a prosthesis? If so, I'm curious what your experiences with it were and why you choose not to lift with one. Thanks!
Yes it is. (I'll admit, I had to look disartic up.) I went without a prosthetic for three years before I had the chance to get one. I got one and immediately disliked it and sponsored it (minus the shoulder mold) to another person. I adjust without it already and I felt (and still feel) it would be in the way all the time and a major PITA.
With that said...
Here are my latest videos and all are PRs (with and without MantaRay). Most I've ever squatted ever.
Please feel free to critique too.