Anvil or Hammer

You know who you look like…

Posted in Gym Strength by Mike on January 11, 2008

…been a long time since I heard this one….

…Henry Rollins….

All I can say is thanks. It was a compliment when I used to get it and it’s a compliment now.

135 X 5
225 X 5
275 X 5
315 X 3
365 X 1
I had planned on more but I felt that weird, uncomfortable stretch in my low back that I have been getting for a while now. Sure enough, tonight, it’s sore. I sure that dang PT could of helped me with that, it was one of my few detailed complaints. He just thought I was silly for ever squatting to parallel, why, in life, would I ever need to squat more than halfway? I guess he lives in a world where nothing is on the floor. I still don’t know what’s causing it. Keeping my abs tighter helps and I think I have lost some of that instinct when I squat but there is something more. Something has tightened or loosened that should not have.

Staggered Squat 135  5/5
This is one Chris found somewhere and I thought I might poke at it. Interesting lift. I wouldn’t push the weight if I were you and if you’re one of those “squatting is bad for your knees” people, stay away from this one, there are some real tight angles at the bottom.

Jerk 135 5 X 5
Working on making this a legitimate jerk not a push press, I think I succeeded but it also showed me how much further I need to go with my Jerk to make it a real lift for me. This was almost exhausting.

Standing Leg Curl 50 3 X 8/8

Leg Extension 90 4 X 10

Standing Calf Raise 400 2 X 20

Back Extension 2 X 20

Situp 30

That was about an hour. Still an hour to go. So I dinked around. I jumped some rope, hit the bag, power snatches, cable cross overs, Hercules hold (a mere 150lbs), pull ups, weird medicine ball push up thing.

That’s it for the night.

Thanks to Scott for the bump to get moving. I would have had to go tonight anyway so that didn’t change much, but I kinda needed the bump. I’m just struggling with inertia these days. I think we are rolling now.