Monday, November 2, 2015
Training Log: Entry 1971
Reverse band axle bench (normal bands at 18 hole)
Notes: Program wanted me to work up to a 5rm. Way I've got the bands set-up has it so that they stop providing support at the very top of the lockout, so it's amazing how quickly things sneak up on you. 355 felt like speed work, but 365 was a total grinder. Gave it a few tries just to get in a little more volume on the chest.
Low incline DB press
Notes: Again, working around equipment limitations, but honestly not suffering with the bands. The weight is light, but it totally hammers the chest, and if the speed drops it's a total grind.
General notes: Woke up at 189.4. Amazingly, pulled my left hamstring stepping over a garden hose yesterday. If I weren't already injured that'd really piss me off, but the left leg is already pretty fried so at this point it's just funny. Still trying to figure out how I'm going to go about my training this week, may have to just wing my arm day. On that topic, been thinking about training post surgery. Looking like I'm probably just going to become the bodyweight dip and chin champion, because it dawned on me that, even though I can come up with plenty of movements where I'm lifting weight without putting stress on my knee, I still have to LOAD the plates, which requires carrying them. Still, dips and chins rock, I've got a great set-up for them, and I honestly appreciate that kind of training more than this.
I am also really pleased with the amount of DOMS in my legs today. I don't think I'm going to have much trouble figuring out ways to generate a lot of intensity with little weight while I recover.