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Warming up by hitting the heavy bag is pretty fun. Kicking the bag repeatedly seems to get rid of any hip tightness.

Just have to try not to over do it.

Also working on no-belt high bar squats and no-belt deadlifts.

Heavy Bag

  • Punches: 3 minutes
  • Punches: 3 minutes
  • Punches: 3 minutes
  • Kicks: 3 minutes
  • Kicks: 3 minutes

Breathing Paused High Bar Squat

  • 45 lb: 10
  • 140 lb: 10
  • 230 lb: 5
  • 320 lb: 3

Paused High Bar Squat

No belt.

  • 410 lb: 1
  • 460 lb: MISSED
    • Easy to pause in the hole (feels like I'm comfortably sitting there), but couldn't keep my chest up when coming up. Got pinned.

High Bar Squat

No belt.

  • 460 lb: 1 * PR!
    • No belt 1RM. Harder than I anticipated.
  • 410 lb: 3
    • TOUGH.

Deadlift

Hook grip.

No belt.

Felt a blister forming on my left thumb before deadlifting. It's gotten bigger after deadlifting.

  • 140 lb: 5
  • 230 lb: 5
  • 320 lb: 3
  • 410 lb: 1
  • 460 lb: 1
  • 500 lb: 3 * PR!
    • 3 rep max with no belt and hook grip
    • Got 1 rep last week, which was a 1RM.
  • 410 lb: 5

Well I totally missed on the 350lbs reverse grip bench press last Friday due to pain radiating from my shoulders down my arms, but I did manage to get a 520lbs hook grip deadlift PR (video).

Anyways, check these out:

  1. The Chaos And Pain Guide To Brutal Squats by Jamie Lewis
  2. The Coaching Eye by Stef Bradford
  3. Gods of War: Ramon Dekkers by T.P. Grant

Texas method intensity day.

Foam Rolling

Low Bar Squat

  • 45lbs: 20
  • 140lbs:10
  • 230lbs: 5
  • 320lbs: 3
  • 410lbs: 2
  • 460lbs: 1
  • 435lbs: 3
  • 395lbs: 5

Reverse Grip Bench Press (Paused)

Pain radiating from my shoulders down both my arms (mostly left) after squats.

Affected my bench press. Going to cut it short for today.

  • 45lbs: 10
  • 140lbs: 5
  • 230lbs: 3
  • 300lbs: 1
  • 350lbs: MISSED

Deadlift

Hook grip.

  • 140lbs: 5
  • 230lbs: 5
  • 320lbs: 3
  • 410lbs: 1
  • 460lbs: 1
  • 505lbs: 1
  • 520lbs: 1?,1
    • Thought I didn't lock it out. From the video it looks like I did.
  • 530lbs: X,X,X
    • Missed first time, then took off shoes and tried in socks. Felt slippery standing on plates, so I put on my deadlift slippers. Got it up, but couldn't lock it out.
  • 470lbs: 3
    • Straps.

Squat

Warm Up

  • 45lbs: 10
  • 97.5lbs: 5
  • 137.5lbs: 5
  • 227.5lbs: 3
  • 317.5lbs: 2

Main Sets

  • 372.5lbs: 5
  • 407.5lbs: 3

Video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hAwx9L00Id0

Overhead Press (OHP)

Warm Up

  • 45lbs: 10
  • 57.5lbs: 5
  • 67.5lbs: 5
  • 97.5lbs: 3
  • 137.5lbs: 3
  • 187.5lbs: 2

Main Set

  • 212.5lbs: 2,2
    • Failed on 3rd rep, 1st set

Video (Set 2)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ao1BYd2aP14

Hook Grip Deadlift

Warm Up

  • 137.5lbs: 5
  • 227.5lbs: 3
  • 317.5lbs: 3

Main Set

  • 407.5lbs: 2,1
    • My tolerance to thumb pain from hook grip is slowly increasing...

Video (Set 1)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tFUB88JSG7s