I had some shoulder pain while squatting last week, so what I did this week to deal with this issue is I tried high bar squatting while holding onto a pair of straps (video). It works pretty well, although a bit tricky to balance.
A couple of personal records this week:
I ALMOST had a 350lbs bench press (which would have been a +5lbs PR), had it not been the sudden slip of my body on the bench while pressing the bar up.
Hopefully I'll hit another bench press, overhead press and deadlift PR before the year is over.
My squat has been suffering. It could be because of the change of programming I did recently, small nagging injuries, or both. I'm going to have to re-evaluate my programming and look at my logs to see what worked for me in the past.
Also hung up a couple of posters for my home gym (finally!)
Anyways, check these out:
- My Insecurities by Courtney Gould
- Dude, So and So Got SO Fucking Jacked For That Movie: Chris Hemsworth by Jamie Lewis
- Best Squat Depth for Glute Activation by Chris Beardsley