Glad to finally be back after a super crazy weekend. Have a slight cold at the moment, but nothing that should be an issue. Time to buckle down and get on my grind leading up to this meet at the end of April.
Week 2 Day 1- February 17:
Squat w/Belt Work up to x4 @9 1 Down Set
Pin Press (Chest Level) Work up to x4 @9 1 Down Set
Close Grip 3 Board Work up to x5 @9 1 Down Set
TRAC had me up the volume a bit despite this head cold.
Warm Up- Bar x 10, 60kg x 5, 90kg x 5, 120kg x 5, 135kg x 4, 150kg x 4
160kg x 4 @7
170kg x 4 @8
180kg(396lbs) x 4 @9
170kg x 4 @8
170kg x 4 @8.5
Up from last week. New bar did feel a little different and not sure what it was exactly but my leverages felt a little different today. Speed wasn't as nice warming up as I prefer, but even the 180kg didn't feel too tough. I kind of wrote it off as just not being in the gym for awhile (no training at all Friday-Sunday) and spending over 10hours in a car driving this weekend. Happy to hit this weight though.
Pin Press (Chest Level):
Warm Up: Bar x 10, 40kg x 10, 60kg x 5, 80kg x 4
85kg x 4 @7
90kg x 4 @8
95kg(209lbs) x 4 @9
90kg x 4 @8.5
90kg x 4 @9
Finally have a ton of whole spacing so I got the pins set at a perfect level. Solid work here.
Close Grip 3 Board:
Warm Up: 80kg x 5, 90kg x 5
95kg x 5 @7
100kg x 5 @8
105kg(231lbs) x 5 @9
100kg x 5 @9
95kg x 5 @9
Felt awesome in the gym despite the cold. Hit some great numbers as well, so happy to see how things are going at the moment.
I ate a TON this weekend. Weight is up a bit, but we'll see if it holds. Please don't hate on the kilos though, I only feel like writing the top weight in pounds just to reference past strength levels on those exercises.
Also, note the slight changes in how my auto regulation will go from now on, much more based on TRAC.