Anvil or Hammer

Keep it going

Posted in Gym Strength by Mike on January 16, 2008

Light, Real Light……

DO Deadlift
70K, 95K, 120K X5
145K X 3
Mixed Grip
170K X 3/3

Pull up 3, 2, 1 (I was surprised I couldn’t do more, I had planned on starting at 4 but just couldn’t)
Back Extensions 3 X 20
Hanging Leg Raise 3 X 20

Dumbbell Press 60lbs 3 X 12
Dumbbell Row60lbs 3 X 12

I did have an epiphany on some of my squatting causing back issues. I was sitting in a meeting (like I often do) and I was bored out of my gourde (like I often am). I put my feet up against the leg of the table and stretched a bit. The right leg was fine. The left leg put pressure right on that sore spot. I still believe the injury was to a back muscle but I believe it was caused by my hamstrings being tight but more importantly, unevenly tight. In a good squat you fire the hamstrings at the bottom (yes, even an olympic squat). I think that is causing a torque on my hips that is leading to m back trying to compensate while carrying a load. Bada-bing bada-boom, boo boo.

So stretching and roller are in order. I haven’t found a single yoga DVD that really does it for me yet but I have learned the first couple poses pretty well and think that just working through the basic salutations, dogs and what not on a regular basis is a good place to start. Then maybe I can work up to real yoga level, someday. I’m still considering the Yoga for Regular Guys option as my beginner class. I’m just having trouble committing.

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  1. Scott Styles said,

    Heh, your real light deadlifts include triples with 100lbs more than my max 🙂

    Choosing specific stretches works much better for me than following a full pre-planned mobility routine. A few moves done well hold a lot more value than an hour of poor execution.

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