Monday, December 26, 2011

Braced Bend, Front Squats, Saxon Pinching and Grippers


December 26, 2011

About 4:30 or so I attempted a braced bend and failed on the crush. 23" x 5/8" HRS:

At about 1900hrs:

1a) Front Squat
45 x 3
135 x 3
225 x 3
275 x 3, 2, - Tipped forward at the bottom and lost it. I was just feeling gassed and not very strong through all of it so I just left it at that. Shitty sleep, bad eating and hours and hours of driving I doubt help much.

1b) Saxon Pinch Pulls - Sumo
155 x 3
175 x 3
200 x 2, 2, 3, 3, 2 - Did okay but still feeling gassed. I wonder what I could've been doing if I was feeling well rested.

2) TS Grippers - Speed W4D3
IM 1.5 x 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4 - Very strong right and loud snaps.

Played a bit with that 23" chest crushing. I think I might be able to get it going like that. I was also thinking that I haven't tried the side sweep/crush technique that Paul Knight and Derek Greybill use with success. Might have to give that a boo but I seem to recall David Wigren giving a warning as to is hits the obliques and serratus really hard.