Tossing Weight With Torobestia: Powerlifting Log
- 10-20-2013, 08:24 PM
I think napalm is in the lead for winning the prize for correctly diagnosing my shoulder condition...
Anyways, bullheaded me went to the gym today to finish the workout that was supposed to happen on Friday. However, I was at least smart enough to both not do floor presses and to get rid of OHP. I also think that in addition to the floor press, OHP may have contributed to my shoulder impingement. It was always an issue, and it only went away/got better when I completely ditched the exercise. I'll put it back in rotation after not this deload, but my next, and see if it gets bad again. If it does, then it's out - FOREVER.
SPEED BENCH 531
Upper body mobility stuff
315-1 <-- very fast
shut down because of shoulder
SPEED BENCH 531... CONTINUED!
PVC upper and lower back, lats, LXC upper body, band dislocations, band pushdowns, facepulls
FEET ELEVATED PIN PRESS
365-1 <-- fast but a little hard
385-0 <-- stapled, wouldn't budge, lol
Deloaded weight on pins each rep. Called the exercise here due to aggravated shoulder on Friday/Saturday
HIGH INCLINE DB BENCH
Mechanical Dropset: 90x7 drop bench x2 drop bench x6
Second setting aggravated shoulder a tad
PRONE PULLUPS superset BAND FACEPULLS
GIANT SET: DB LATERAL RAISE, EZ CURLS, SLANTED-BAR PUSHDOWNS, CABLE DECLINE FLIES
Felt pretty pumped and huge after this (physically, as well as mentally). So glad I felt good during the workout. Bodes well for my training.Check your form: http://anabolicminds.com/forum/exercise-science/190675-proper-techniques.html
- 10-20-2013, 09:29 PM
- 10-21-2013, 11:00 PM
PVC upper and lower back, lats, ITB and adductor, LXC upper body and glutes, rocking frog stretch, hip circles x10 forward/backward
225-4 <-- bar was already loaded, no need to start with 135 lol
565-2 <-- +15lb PR
SSB SPEED SQUATS (narrow, paused in hole)
330-6x2 <-- hard as hell, got better as I progressed
SSB SUSPENDED GOODMORNINGS (as a reminder, I almost always do GMs suspended)
295-8,5,7 <-- second set problem with belt, and it just felt heavy as hell, third set looked great
Forgot to use my new bracing technique on almost all my deadlifts working up to and including my 565, so in spite of this form still didn't look totally trashy.
I wanted to do 5 sets of goodmornings, but I had this ****ing awful experience on my way home today. Small town, I live close to work, and yet my 10 minute ride back on the shuttle took 45 minutes today because this guy decided to take this ****ty way back. Accident, traffic, and no way to back out and go a different direction, etc. Anyways, I got to the gym pretty late, around 715, so that combined with fatigue and combined with me not wanting to be there until 10pm made me cut the GMs short. Still got some good work in, overall. I almost didn't do them again - glad I did.Check your form: http://anabolicminds.com/forum/exercise-science/190675-proper-techniques.html
10-21-2013, 11:27 PM
Monster pulls! And GMs! And a very focused training partner, too.
10-22-2013, 01:10 PM
My head was doing stupid things things while I was deadlifting. I need to work on keeping that neck packed and just pushing my head back into my neck almost instead of just lifting my head up like that.
Check your form: http://anabolicminds.com/forum/exercise-science/190675-proper-techniques.html
10-23-2013, 09:22 PM
PVC upper and lower back, SMR lower back, PVC lats. Band dislocations. Doggcrapp dislocations with pvc pipe (50 reps)
INCLINE DB BENCH
SEATED OVERHEAD PRESS
LATBAR TRICEP PUSHDOWNS (pause at contraction) superset SEATED DB CLEANS
SEATED CABLE ROWS (2x D-handles)
200-15,15 <-- really aggravated my sore front delt, I dont think this is a good sign...
10-25-2013, 09:56 PM
Lower body mobility stuff
275-5,5,14 <-- could have gone for more but I already had done 3 that looked like good mornings
That's it, lol.
10-26-2013, 08:16 AM
Tossing Weight With Torobestia: Powerlifting Log
Nice work in here, man.
Great pulls earlier, looked strong...plus training partner shenanigans.
Don't worry, man, someday I'ma be nobody too.
10-26-2013, 06:02 PM
10-26-2013, 06:39 PM
10-26-2013, 06:40 PM
10-27-2013, 08:36 AM
10-27-2013, 01:10 PM
Hoooge fickin pullin' Toro
Hey, remember how Bruce Willis was great in Die Hard, but truthfully, Alan Rickman (as Hans) stole the show out from under him.
Well the #565 x2 was great, but that fricking dance of your buddies stole the show...!
10-29-2013, 11:18 AM
BTW, some really aggravating problems have surfaced up with my left shoulder recently. It went from only having sharp pain during certain movements like internally rotating my arm to being in pain at all times, now. I had an arthroscopic procedure/MRI done yesterday, so I hope to hear back from the doc in the next couple of days what's going on with the shoulder. In the meantime I'll be doing very little activity as anything seems to really bug it out. I'll start doing a lot more weightless upper back work at home to try and work on all those external rotators in case I have an impingement.
Once the doc comes back with a diagnosis I'll have a better idea with what I'm working with.
10-30-2013, 05:58 PM
Doctor called back a little while ago. She said my MRIs showed that the tissues of my shoulder joint are fine and healthy (no tears) and that fluid had infiltrated my bursa. So following some advil + HC shot, I should be good to get back to being stupid with the weights. Hooray!
10-30-2013, 08:43 PM
Nice to hear that man.
Get healthy and get back at it.
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10-30-2013, 11:38 PM
SQUATS REP 1
PVC upper and lower back, lats, ITB, adductors, LXC glutes, bent knee iron cross, rocking frog stretch, hip circles 10 forward/10 backward, cossack squats. I really like this warmup. Only thing I think I might have to start doing are piriformis stretches
315-8,8,8 <-- I took vids for this, upper back collapsing for a couple reps second set, a few reps in third set
SSB PAUSE SQUATS
Both performed with my new narrow stance
RUSSIAN KNEE CURLS
1,5, 7+1 rest paused 3+1 rest paused 1+1 assisted
Had some trouble with my hamstrings and calves cramping first few attempts, lol
My everything felt pretty wrecked after this. Squat work capacity is pretty low, so I'm glad I'm making an effort to bring it up now. I think in the future I'll play around with less reps/set on rep day and more sets/rep with short rest intervals. I tried to front squat, but there was literally zero I could do to have the bar sit where it needs to sit on my shoulders. I even tried with a PVC pipe and my arms literally straight in front of me, and the bar was still forward on my front delts. Real weird. So that's an exercise I can't do in the immediate future, although I could do them with the harness I suppose. We'll see. May not be worth the effort without proper coaching etc.
10-30-2013, 11:42 PM
So how is the new stance?
10-30-2013, 11:46 PM
10-30-2013, 11:47 PM
10-31-2013, 12:02 AM
10-31-2013, 08:22 AM
10-31-2013, 03:51 PM
Well, today I went to the doc and got my cortisone shot.
Before, we sat down and spoke again about my MRI results. As I had mentioned, she mentioned that besides the bursitis all the other surrounding tissues appeared healthy and presented without even inflammation. I asked what she thought caused this, and she said that overhead activities cause bursitis especially without other symptoms.
So that's that, boys. I thought I had made a good decision before to nix standing OHP. It looks like I was right. Goodbye, OHP.
10-31-2013, 05:11 PM
It seems like it's a structural thing with people. Can press, cannot press. Some people can press indefinitely with no issues, others can ruin themselves in less than a month doing it.
10-31-2013, 06:43 PM
11-01-2013, 04:35 PM
Good news is it is overhead press and not bench. Great news is your shoulder will be alright.
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11-01-2013, 04:38 PM
11-01-2013, 04:44 PM
Well, I was looking at some vids by Eric Cressey as well as one of his latest books. It looks like he is saying I am in gross overextension, which is actually kind of funny considering my height and the fact I've spent most of my life sitting. You'd expect my problem would be more kyphotic, not hyperlordotic. But I fit all the symptoms - big arch in my lower back at all times, my scapula is depressed, and my shoulders always sit well behind my neck/head (don't you guys remember my complaints about not being able to front squat?)
It is very likely this has contributed to my recent problems, especially since I dont have 10 years of strengthening the shoulder and stuff like that before I got into powerlifting. So I will definitely make a more concerted effort to address this.
This vid doesn't have anything about assessing if you're in lordosis or kyphosis, but it has how to treat various problems causing hyperextended posture:
11-01-2013, 09:23 PM
Squat vid from last training session
11-01-2013, 11:20 PM
That looked freaking brutal.
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