Iím going to take another shot at keeping my Journal up to date. Hopefully it will get me back to bb.net regularly again. I just havenít been on the computer too much lately and I need to get back into the habit of my online interests.
Iíve been training all along, but without too much structure. Trying things out, but with a focus on getting stronger and Powerlifting. I found that I was more disciplined with programming when I knew you guys were reading.
If you recall, I had some old nagging injuries a while back, right shoulder impingement and a left hip thing that hurt when Squatting and also doing regular daily movements that involved moving my knee toward my chest. Both are completely gone by doing a combination of physical therapy and the mentality of maintaining instead of progressing. The shoulder has been good for a while now, the hip has been pain free for about 6 months now.
But now I have a right elbow problem. I jammed it shoveling snow about a month ago and it hasnít gotten too much better (or worse).
Iím entering a Bench Press competition on 2/21. Iíve been training a few times a month with a friend who is a powerlifter, so I thought Iíd give it a shot. Iíll be in the 181 lb weight class and 50 Ė 54 age class. Hopefully Iíll be the only competitor in that division so I can take first.
My opener will be 225 lb. Next will be 250 lb. And play the third attempt by ear. I can rep 225, so no problem there. 250 is a challenge, but I do it consistently. My max ďfollowing commandsĒ (start, lift, rack) is 255. My elbow is not much of a problem while benching, but I do feel it at the heavy weights.
At Mikeís Garage
1x1x250 fail Ė red light, didnít wait for the lift command (I kinda did like a sprinter anticipating the gun)
2 board press 1x2x250
Bulgarian Split Squat
Cable Pull Through