Funny you should say that JB. Squats at a meet, I just dread with every fiber of my being. I'm super nervous, say a prayer before every attempt, and just hope to not get squished like a bug.
Bench and Deadlifts, not so much. I'm not stressed about either. Not necessarily more confident, just not worried about whatever happens. I focus and do my best, but I'm not nervous before either lift. Weird.
I am looking forward to the meet though as I really want to hit a much bigger deadlift. Last year was squat focus and that lift went pretty well. This year is more deadlift oriented. Time to get that lift into a respectable range.
Bench is bench. It rises or not as it pleases apparently. Right now it's rolling, but that could disappear in a flash in my limited experience so far.
Thanks fellas! I'll get after it.
Crushed bench day today! JB we're going for 300 this cycle so buckle up!
Tuesday, BBBT week 2
warmups: 3 min rowing, 4x 12x 100 Lat Pulldowns, shoulder stuff
3x 8x 200 (BooYeah!!)
OHP, a little english on some reps as I was going all out:
4x 6x 125 (last set was only 5, I was getting light headed)
Incline DB, this was a CF, so enjoy watching that foolishness!:
4x 8-10x 65DB
2x 15x 25
4x 12x 140 (held each rep a beat at bottom)
SOme tricep and chest stretches, and more shoulder stuff.
First set 8x 200:
Last set 8x 200:
Third set of 6x 125:
Cluster F*** first Incline DB set:
First set of 65s:
Last set of 65s:
So that was interesting. The DBs were too heavy and awkward ( and I was too tired) to clean them up to my shoulders. The spin locks don't allow you to kip 'em up with your thighs unless you're a masochist. So, that method off the sawhorses "worked", but I'm not sure it was worth it as it was awkward as hell.
Maybe if I have enough 10 lb plates, I could try them that way and make 'em less awkward, but I'd be limited on progression due to lack of plates as I'm sure I don't have more than 12 ten pound plates.
Or maybe I could rig a way to hang them? I'll noodle that and see.
Anyway, good stuff. Bench is rolling along. Squats tomorrow.
JB did I read that right? FOUR Ab exercises tomorrow all for 4x 10? Uh, that's gonna leave a mark!