On the move in a big way man, payin' the cost.
Unlimited sushi buffet!? That sounds good!
Kneeling jumps are fu(king hard, I'm good for about one, lol. I saw a video of some kid doing a kneeling jump onto a box.
DE Upper 03-25-2012
barxmany <- add chocked super mini's
3x3x50kg (110lbs) <- index on smooth
3x3x50kg (110lbs) <- thumbs from smooth
3x3x50kg (110lbs) <- Pinkies on rings
Form is definitely improving, felt pretty fast and strong. I need to make sure to keep a tight bar path though, the bar sometimes moves around too much. I got some vids that i will upload tonight after i get back from work.
Bench press, Slingshot
5x40kg (90lbs) <- add Slingshot
Used the Slingshot today as it allows me to focus on keeping my elbows tucked. Keeping them properly tucked makes me touch much lower which feels a little odd still. Got one of the 200lbs set on video as well.
4x15x40kg (90lbs), 20 secs rest between sets
Offset grip alternating DB Curls
Reverse pec deck
Generous with the bench pressing, nice job throughout.
I stopped reading after "unlimited Sushi Buffett". I had to eat then come back and finish looking over your log.
Good work LuNa. I like the work with the Slingshot just make sure you make it about technique and not about weight! It takes awhile to learn to push with the elbows tucked but once you do your bench will skyrocket. Just try and touch the elbows to an invisible point behind your back and when you push you want to flex those lats at the same time. Think about trying to block someone trying to get by you. Push up and back and flex the hell out of the lats! Nice amount of volume too!
Index on smooth:
Thumbs from smooth:
Pinkies on rings:
The reps with the slingshot were pretty easy. Focus was getting good quality reps in, tucking elbows, breaking the bar apart, pushing with my legs. Thanks for the explanation, ill keep focussing on flexing my lats and pushing back. Brian C gave that advice before to HJP and i have been trying to focus on doing it as well.
Nice session Luna, you killed it with the volume.
BW Squats, leg swings
1x165kg (365lbs) <- went up pretty easily
0x170kg (375lbs) <- goal of the day, but i dumped the bar on the safety pins
Judging on how easy the 365lbs went up, i was sure the strength was there for the 375. I got stuck as i reversed out of the hole and instead of looking up and pushing back i looked down at myself in the mirror. Pretty disappointed, especially as i dont think i made much progress since i squatted 3x350lbs.
Great exercise, really hit my glutes and hamstrings.
DB Side bends
Band ab pulldowns
10xsmall, each side
10xdoubled small, each side
Still pissed off i missed that squat.
Great training session, Luna!
Don't sweat the squat - I know how it is, soon as you make the mistake of looking down, the whole torso follows. Still a strong, strong squat session!
Those damn mirrors are the devil!!!! LOL
Take it as a lessened learned and move on. Next time when you squat remember what you did wrong and nail that squat. Don't sweat it.
I like sumo SLDL, I use to do them but I had to stop because of my knee. But they do target your glutes and hamstrings pretty hard.
You were likely good for 370 with the squats, not a big deal though - nice job regardless.
Maybe do some weeks of ME 3's or 5's on the squats, volume is always helpful for the squats man, no need to 1RM every week!
ME Upper 03-29-2012
Side raises, front raises, band pullaparts OH, band pushdowns
1x105kg (235lbs) <- PR and goal of the day.
Form felt pretty tight and it got off the chest pretty well.
I have never felt strong on shoulder presses, but this felt pretty good. Weight is low, but i have always struggled with my OH press.
Pendlays from the rack
4x12x45kg (100lbs), 20s rest between sets
DB Hammer curls
Good session, feeling pretty good. I will take the rest of the week off. Going away for the weekend with my girlfriend. Will start a new cycle fresh as of Monday.
Enjoy the mini break dude, you have well earned it.
Good job on the PR Luna!!!
Great work, Luna, great PR.