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Texas method recovery day.

Foam Rolling

L-Sit V-Grip Pull Ups

  • Body weight (~200 lb): 8

Low Bar Squat (Paused)

Exhaled and inhaled at the bottom (1 breath).

  • 45 lb: 20
  • 140 lb: 10
  • 230 lb: 5
  • 320 lb: 3,3,3

Overhead Press

ARGH 260 lb was so close!

My back (low and middle) was feeling a bit sore, probably from maxing out on front squats yesterday. For some reason, the left side was a bit more sore than my right. This might have caused my core to be weak on one side.

Maybe I'll try again next week.

  • 45 lb: 10
  • 75 lb: 8
  • 100 lb: 5
  • 140 lb: 3
  • 190 lb: 1
  • 230 lb: 1
  • 260 lb: MISSED
    • Dammit almost had it. Left arm did not want to extend.
  • 260 lb: MISSED
    • Not even close.
  • 230 lb: 1
    • Wanted 3, but out of energy from attempting 260 lb.

Barbell Curl

  • 45 lb: 10
  • 85 lb: 10,10

Replaced OHP with C&P for the next little while. Time to get yoked.

Also, adding in barbell curls again.

Texas Method recovery day.

Foam Rolling

L-Sit Chin Up

  • Body weight (200 lb): 8

Low Bar Squat (Paused)

  • 45 lb: 20
  • 140 lb: 10
  • 230 lb: 5
  • 280 lb: 3
  • 337.5 lb: 5
    • +2.5 lb from last week.

High Bar Squat (Paused)

  • 337.5 lb: 5
    • +2.5 lb from last week.

Clean & Press

Going to start off with 3 main sets this week, 5 sets next week, and increase weight weekly from there.

  • 45 lb: 10
  • 75 lb: 5
  • 100 lb: 3
  • 140 lb: 3,3,3

Rope Hammer Curls

  • 30 lb: 10

Barbell Curl

  • 45 lb: 10
  • 60 lb: 10
  • 70 lb: 10
  • 75 lb: 10,8
    • Arms...burning...

Rope Hammer Curls

  • 50 lb: 8

As Monday's bench press workout gets progressively heavier, I think it's affecting my overhead presses.

Texas Method recovery day.

Foam Rolling

L-Sit Chin Up

  • Body weight (200 lb): 8

Low Bar Squat (Paused)

  • 45 lb: 20
  • 140 lb: 10
  • 230 lb: 5
  • 335 lb: 5
    • +2.5 lb from last week.

High Bar Squat (Paused)

  • 335 lb: 5
    • +2.5 lb from last week.

Overhead Press

Cleaned from a stack of rubber mats about 3" high, except for last set.

What a crappy OHP day!

  • 45 lb: 10
  • 75 lb: 8
  • 100 lb: 5
  • 140 lb: 3
  • 190 lb: 1
  • 225 lb: 2,2

Texas Method recovery day.

Foam Rolling

L-Sit Chin Up

  • Body weight (200 lb): 8

High Bar Squat (Paused)

  • 45 lb: 20
  • 140 lb: 10
  • 230 lb: 5
  • 332.5 lb: 5,
    • +2.5 lb from last week.

Overhead Press

  • 45 lb: 10
  • 75 lb: 8
  • 100 lb: 5
  • 140 lb: 3
  • 200 lb: 1
  • 240 lb: X,1
    • Bar was too far forward on the 1st set.
  • 225 lb: 3,3,3
    • Nice, got 3x3.

Modified Bradford Press

Basically an overhead press alternating with a behind the neck press.

Or a Bradford press, but locking out at the very top.

Muscle cleaned into position.

  • 140 lb: 5,5

Texas Method recovery day.

Foam Rolling

Low Bar Squat (Paused)

  • 45 lb: 20
  • 140 lb: 10
  • 230 lb: 5
  • 330 lb: 5,5
    • +2.5 lb from last week.

Overhead Press

  • 45 lb: 10
  • 75 lb: 8
  • 100 lb: 5
  • 140 lb: 3
  • 200 lb: 1
  • 240 lb: 1
    • I could feel the bar moving forward as I was going up. I think I need to lean back a bit more.
  • 225 lb: 3,3,2
    • Didn't have enough for the last rep.

Standing Barbell Press Behind Neck

Experimenting with these. Feels OK - was expecting it to cause shoulder pain, but nope!

  • 140 lb: 5,5