Anvil or Hammer

Fight Against Gravity

Posted in Uncategorized by Mike on January 17, 2007

Super max today!! 🙂

This program is kind of an experiment. The idea is to find my max then go higher and push, isometrically, against it. Because of the nature of exercises, these are all started from the bottom.

Pin Height Name Weights used Super Max
8 Top of the thigh Rock Bottom 135, 225, 315, 365 365
10 Belly Button Half Squat 315. 405, 425 425
12 Bottom of Ribs Quarter Squat 405, 455, 475, 495 495
14 chest lockout 495, 585, 675, 765 > 765
Standing press
Pin Height Name Weights used Super Max
14 chest Strict Press 135, 185, 205 205
16 throat Half Press 135, 185 185
18 Nose Quarter Press 135, 185, 205 205
20 Overhead Lockout 135, 185, 205, 225, 245 245

A large part of today’s workout was finding the right weights to use for future workouts. Additionally, it was just a matter of making myself comfortable with the workout. So far, I’m not so impressed but I have learned some things too. it appears one of the most important things (at least in my mind) is to be using a weight that is just barely over your max. You have to know you are capable of doing it otherwise it’s just too easy to quit. On the times where I felt like it wanted to move, I always wanted to try again and I noticed I was pushing harder.

Did some rack pulls from pin 6 as well, double overhand. Pulled to 405.

While I was working out I saw a guy doing one of my favorite exercises I love to hate and hate to love. He was doing barbell lunges. I know from previous conversations he weighs about 160 – 165 lbs. Based on the colors of the plates, he was doing walking lunges with 80K or 175ish lbs. That means he was doing walking barbell lunges with a weight over his own body weight. I decided I need to add them back in. That’ll be in a couple weeks though.

 I’m off tomorrow, I thought I would need some recovery. It looks like i’ll be recovering from monday more than today. That’s ok though.

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