This is a big one for me. Ever since starting the battle to getting strong, 3 wheels has been the goal. Squatting them for 3 sets of 5 today, it really put things into perspective. No matter how drained, beat up and down you might feel - the iron is always kicking you the real deal. Nothing more humbling than getting yourself under the bar, approaching a weight you've not yet moved before.
Project "4 wheels" for sets across is coming up for 2018. Thank you @berlin_strength for providing a motivating and fun environment!
Entrenamiento de hoy en el momento que pude. Deseando que abran el centro de power joder.
Sentadillas 120kg 3x5
Press militar 40kg 3x5
Peso muerto(no estaba preparado y no tenía los straps ni magnesio) 160kgx5(tiempo al tiempo porque no me aguantaba el agarre) ¿entrenaron hoy? ¿que hicieron con su vida? Yo me compre un escritorio, trabajé y entrené.
Recap from my mock meet yesterday: I ended up with a 435lbs Squat, 245lbs Bench and a 515lbs deadlift🙌I haven't tested a 1RM in very long time and it was fun to see how much I've improved and what I need to work on in order to succeed. I've had some trials and tribulations with training and myself in the past, but I've learned alot, especially from @startingstrength The next training cycle will be tough, but I have to be tougher😎 Thank you Vishipoo for always being there for me every step of the way and ensuring that these weights are light af💘@vishpatel01 #powerlifting#squat#bench#deadlift#sbd#SUBarbell#gainzzz#startingstrength#thestrongestshallsurvive
“Don’t look back, you’re not going that way.” - said by someone who doesn’t lift
Looking back can be SO motivating if you are focused on more than just the number on the scale. The bottom video is me fighting to hit a 115 bench for 5 reps in January. The top is Monday where I repped 120 for 5 all on one breath. RPE? Probably 6.
Looking back is one of he best ways to see how far you have come. It’s what fuels my fire to keep pushing to see what my body is possible of achieving. At the beginning of 2017 all I wanted was to be able to hit a 135 bench press. And truthfully it seemed SO far away. However, with the right programming and fuel and consistency I blew past my goal and nailed a 150 1RM a couple weeks before my competition.
Yes, look back. Yes, see how far you have come. And yes, pat yourself on the back. And let that progress fuel more progress until you are hitting goals you never even thought to set. #proudbutneversatisfied#strongereveryday
PS My bar moves a whole lot faster on my reps in the top video but they don’t even hold a candle to the guy on the side in my bottom video....🤦🏻♀️🤦🏻♀️🤦🏻♀️
Deloading this week and most likely the next as well. It feels awesome to not lift heavy. Definitely needed that break. On a different note. @a7intl and @pulsateathleticwear are having some nice sales for Black Friday.
Squat (light) - 255x5x2
Press - 142.5x5x3
Barbell Row - 175x5x3
Elbow tendonitis out of nowhere today making it really painful. Subbed rows for power cleans because PCs always end up aggravating it more for me. Microloading my press now and need to do a better job using my hips and cueing myself to focus on certain things (elbows, wrists, hips, tight, etc.).
Online training client, Ahmad, was in Singapore for a business trip and dropped by the gym for a Barbell Clinic. As effective as online training can be, nothing beats face to face coaching
If you’re a lifter residing in Kuala Lumpur, having problems with your lifting technique and wish to get coaching from a Starting Strength Coach, we’ll be there on the 16th and 17th of December to conduct Barbell Clinics. DM us now for more information.
Perfecting technique I learned this past weekend at the #barbellmedicine seminar! DL 100kg/1 @RPE 8! Thanks @jordan_barbellmedicine @leah_barbellmedicine @austin_barbellmedicine @untamedstrength @tomcampitelli
Pin squats up to 350x3x3@9 (probably undershot a bit, but my hip was bothering me so I stayed conservative), press 195x1 (no video) and 180x3x4@9, and power clean singles up to a pretty smooth 265 then a missed 275 because I have commitment issues 🙃 but not bad for the middle of a fatiguing program. #startingstrength
---DYNAMIC EFFORT DAY (TEXAS STYLE)--- 5 sets of 3 SQUAT at 72.5%
5 sets of 5 OHP at 72.5%
6 sets of 2 HANG POWER CLEAN (4 sec eccentric)
Why programming eccentric hang power clean in your program?? Controllong the descending part of the power clean for 3 to 4 sec allowed you to engage your hamstring and use their elastic power to jump higher (so it teaches you how to use the hamstring in the power clean)
The eccentric hang power clean feels way harder than the conventional one so after one month of eccentric work if you go back to fulm power clean or normal hang power clean you probably able to hit a PR (PR in Power Clean means more power on the field so you should be enthusiastic about that)
Yet another deload to work on squat form, this time due to pain that had developed in elbows and shoulders. I believe this was due to a combination of insufficient upper back tightness, having the bar too low on my back, and letting wrists flex under the bar. #cantgoaroundithavetogothroughit#startingstrength#lowbarsquat