This week I was able to train without too much pain… but I did skip a deadlift workout and tried to take it easy on anything back heavy. Here’s what I did this week. Monday I decided to skip the deadlift workout and get my Crossfit Open 14.
So… I got hurt… So last week I hurt my back placing down the bar after a deadlift session with 455lbs for sets of 5. I just got loose… totally my fault. I have tried my best to remain calm and let myself recover.
Did another great workout at MCCF. Check out today’s WOD! Do You Even Squat? Weightlifting Back Squat (5-3-2-1-1-1) Work up to getting a new 1 Rep Max (1 RM). The majority of the time will be dedicated to getting a new 1 RM.
Thursday We had a great Thanksgiving here. The Morehouse family was joined by: Tim Bald, Feisal Suleiman, Travis Lucas, and the Doug & Lisa Lucas. Terrific time. No training for me. Just lots of food and friendship.
Last Week I had some GREAT training last week. Programming went really well. Tested my bench and hit 325lbs for a nice little PR. Squats are also getting more and more comfortable. Event training on Saturday was excellent.
Monday Bench Press 265lbs x 9 reps 245lbs until failure 225lbs until failure Pullups BW x 20 reps - not in a row obviously.
Monday I don’t bench often… Bench Press 245lbs x 7 reps 215lbs until failure 195lbs until failure Okay… I can only do 4 pullups in a row. So I just took 20 second breaks and tried to knock them out as fast as possible.
This was my first Strongman Nationals… I didn’t know what to expect… definitely a humbling experience! 40th out of 65 competitors. I am keeping this post positive.
Had a great time with some great people at the contest. Here is my recap of the events from yesterday. Max Axle Clean & Press I only get 3 attempts for a max axle… I decided to do: 280, 300, 320. Turns out I didn’t need to do 320lbs…
I just had a great evening workout with Travis. Trying to stick with my programming has been tough but it is helping with my weaknesses.