Training Log: Entry 2261
Axle strict press
Axle push press
Axle strict press stripset
Notes: Plan seems to be working. Anything north of 250 still eludes me, but I'm feeling stronger and better. Part of it was that I just wasn't primed to push press. I'm thinking, after hitting required reps for the strict set, I'll hit 1 rep of push presses just to use as a warm-up before moving on, because the set of 236 felt real smooth. That stripset is feeling great, although my right shoulder gets a little mad by the end of it. Something to watch for. Usually it's the left that gets buggy.
Lat pulldowns 140
Band pull aparts
Notes: Brought the weight back down on the pulldowns to spare my elbows. Focusing more on the back contraction really seems to make the movement more worthwhile. No points for the heaviest assistance work. All done between sets of pressing.
Axle rows 136
Notes: Just going for rep goals to get volume. No straps. I like this approach. Think I'll keep it going and see where it takes me.
Notes: Keeping the volume light on these while I push the shoulders.
Notes: These were awful after those axle rows. Forearms are fried.
General notes: Woke up at 193.0. Part of my nut allergy experiment has had me eating pistachios with no issues, so I bought some bags of them for work. I'll see if they work out. Shin splint is still a little pissy. I might end up just doing yoke pick-ups tomorrow. I'm actually thinking of transitioning my squat day to a ME style workout with cycling movements rather than constant progression with 1 move. There are a lot of things that I think will make me a better strongman, and I can't do them all at once.