I’m really happy with today’s workout.
I don’t think I had any more to give. I also don’t think I could be any more sore right now.
FYI – I’ve gotten into the habit recently of running a few laps around the facility before I lift and I think that’s a good idea. I basically stole it from my wife. She started doing it and I tagged along.
Here are the numbers.
Hang Clean/Front Squat/ Push Press (8×95, 8×95, 8×95)
Added 15 pounds. I’ve never had any worries about the clean or squat part. I guess the push press was holding me back. Today I just went for it and threw the 25’s on the bar.
I couldn’t do them all at times so I did something I should have been doing all along. I took a quick rest and finished the set. In the first set I did 6 and then followed with the last two. In the second set I got all 8. In the final set I had to do 4 then 2 then 2.
Push up/pull up ladder (2/1, 4/2, 6/3, 8/4, 2.x)
Miracle of miracles. I got through the fourth set. This was the first time that I’ve ever attempted the fourth set of pull ups. I still can’t do a real pull up but I do my best to get as much as I can without jumping and then go down as slow as possible. The last one I did wasn’t anything. I jumped the entire way and fell down immediately.
Couldn’t get all 10 pushups on the final set. I regret not regrouping and banging them out no matter how many times it took. I think I’m gonna do that next week for my final lift.
Very happy with my push up form today.
X Chop (8×16, 8×16, 8×16)
Nothing to say about these.
Thrusters (10xBW, 10xBW, 10xBW)
No back pain so that’s good. I did a pretty good job of doing a lot of these consecutively. Never got ten in a row but I had a few good stretches of five in a row.
Medicine Ball Bicycle (20×4, 20×4, 20×4)
I think I did these right for the first time. I ended up doing 40 reps for each set. Twenty for each leg. I’ve always done 20 total. I thought about it and there’s no way that can be right.
A little bit of back pain caused me to take breaks in the early parts. Towards the end fatigue was the biggest factor stopping me.