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Two in a row

Posted in Uncategorized by Mike on March 16, 2011

Monday March 14th
Bodyweight 253
Starting test point: bottom of the shins
Mobility Drills
Ending test point:mid ankle

Deadlift
Starting Test Point bottom of ankle
Weight 60lbs
Unilateral Y
Reps 105
Ending Test Point top of top of foot
Notes
Trying to think about full range of movement especially depth of movement

Presses
Starting Test Point middle of top of foot
Weight 40lbs
Unilateral y
Reps 90
Ending Test Point middle of top of foot
Notes
I found that I had a small amount of built up tension in the left side of my back from the deadlifts. This seems pretty common for me but I think it made the presses less effective

Hindu Pushup
Starting Test Point bottom of top of foot
Weight Bodyweight
Unilateral N
Reps 49
Ending Test Point top of toe
Notes

Rows
Starting Test Point top of toes
Weight 60lbs
Unilateral Y
Reps 112
Ending Test Point top of toe nail
Notes

Lunge
Starting Test Point tip of toe nail
Weight Bodyweight
Unilateral Y
Reps 153
Ending Test Point top of toe
Notes

An observation I had sometime late on Monday or early on Tuesday was that my pigeon toe deadlifts always feel like I’m trying to rotate my leg from the knee down. With that knowledge I looked at my walking posture and noticed that I never relax my glutes, which could obvious contribute to splayed feet. I started to consciously attempt to relax my glutes when I stand. It makes it easier to go pigeon toed but it feels a little weird.

Tuesday 03/15
Bodyweight 252.25
Starting test point bottom of shins
mobility drills
top of ankles

Deadlift
Starting Test Point bottom of ankles
Weight 60
Unilateral Y
Reps 82
Ending Test Point middle of ankles
Notes
focusing on relaxing glutes. felt like my pidgeon toednes was more complete and my depth was better/

Press
Starting Test Point top of ankle
Weight
Unilateral
Reps
Ending Test Point
Notes
Based on testing poorly I passed on this exercise

Hindu pushup
Starting Test Point to of ankle
Weight Bodyweight
Unilateral N
Reps 50
Ending Test Point to of foot
Notes
I caught myself doing something I’ve done for years and only been intermittently aware of. As I get into an exercise I store a great deal of tension in my mouth and throat. I tried to work on keeping these relaxed

Rows
Starting Test Point bottom of top of foot
Weight 40lbs
Unilateral Y
Reps 125
Ending Test Point toe tips
Notes
This was done as a towel row

Lunge
Starting Test Point toe grasp
Weight Bodyweight
Unilateral Y
Reps 160
Ending Test Point toe tips
Notes

Sit out
Starting Test Point toe grasp
Weight Bodyweight
Unilateral Y
Reps 90
Ending Test Point toe tips
Notes
the final test, I was so super close to the floor but just not quite there without stretching

Today I’m not sure what I’m going to do. I can feel the body asking for a rest day but the midday workout has become so important to me I may do something. I’m thinking about hitting the treadmill for a couple miles.

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