Originally Posted by Fazc
But what does 'some abs' mean?
I think this is where you'll benefit from having some planned variety in your routine, rotate GMs, RDLs, Partial Deads, Front Squats from time to time. Your previous Partial Dead session had you at 10 RPE and doing that week in week out may well contribute to problems.
I have never felt as good as I currently do, because I rotate stuff so much.
Usually 3-5 sets of banded abs, ab wheel or weighted decline sit-ups but again, what does usually mean ha, I'll get on that.
Rotating variations is something I've been building up to. I thought I'd stick with some through blocks until I'm confident enough to be able to rotate more often. Certainly like the look of your training recently and want to build towards that.
Managed to bench ok just now, only pain really was getting down to the bench and getting up again, took it easy and didn't push for anything. I seem to be fine flexing my thoracic/arching but anything that starts do the opposite and compress my torso causes a lot of pain. Also anything like sneezing or coughing, that really hurts.
I think LtL was right, my belt has been really high and irritated my ribs on the squats and then the heavy pulls finished something off. Also need to get strict on the supporting work.