Monday, May 28, 2012

Time to wrap my mind around it.

Today was mental day. Started off with 1 x 12 x air squats, Burgener warm-up with the 35# bar, 1 x 5 x 35 overhead squats. Have I mentioned how tough overhead squats are? Olympic weightlifters are badass for thesalone. 1 x 12 x push-ups. Burgener warm-up with the 45# bar. The quick overhead press jerked my back a bit, so stopped doing those. 1 x 6 x 45 overhead squats.

Back squats, 1 x 8 x 45, 1 x 5 x 65, 1 x 5 x 95, 1 x 3 x 115, 1 x 3 x 125, 5 x 2 x 135 getting used to the big plates. I know I can do this, it is a matter of convincing my mind that I got it. 1 x 3 x 135 yay!

Bench press, 1 x 8 x 45, 1 x 5 x 65, 1 x 5 x85, 5 x 2 x 95, 1 x 3 x 95. Only one set of three here as I didn't have a spotter, that last third one was a grind. Still pleased.

Power cleans, 1 x 5 x 45, 2 x 3 x 65, 2 x 3 x 75, hit the wall hard here, I just did not want to do another thing. This session was fasted, may have something to do with it, I don't know. Stopped cleaning, 1 x 10 x 45 overhead press, 1 x 8 x 45 bicep curl, 1 x 15 x back extensions, need to start doing these again. Went to the locker room and had 3 mini hershey bars.

Thoughts on today, training fasted works well at first, no tummy issues to distract me at first, but not so great for a long session. I haven't figured out an efficient way to work in power cleans along with heavy sessions yet. The 45 plates weren't as intimidating today, taking it day by day should be all right. I plan to squat with the 45's every session to get totally used to them until its just no big deal. The positive mental aspect of the squats and bench presses today made this a very worthwhile session.

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