Wednesday, 1 August 2012


British divers Tom Daley and Peter Waterfield.
Their strength and conditioning coach
, Richard Husseiny, used to be my sports masseur.
Front squats (a2g with pause) 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2
95, 105, 120, 130, 140, 150, 155, 160, 170

I used a crossover grip today because of my injured wrist. Other than that, I still tried to keep good form and technique: my head was back, with my chest and elbows up, which helped with my balance with the heavier weights. I've sometimes had problems with my heel coming up, too, but today I found that if I turned my toes in a little bit, it was easier to keep my weight back.

It's been a long time since I did this routine - November 2011 - and back then I got one rep at 160lb. After I managed two with that weight today I was going to add jut 5lb, but I went a little heavier as it was my last set.

Here are my last two sets.


3 rft:
20 deadlifts @ 155lb
20 trap bar deadlifts @ 185lb
Time = 11:52

I had planned on doing dumbbell hang squat cleans with the deadlifts, but while I was warming up I could feel a slight pain in my left shoulder when I swung the weight up. It wasn't too bad - and doesn't hurt now - but I think this might be because of the 150 pull-ups I did yesterday.


Paul French said...

That's an awkward weight for the trap bar, a 45 + 5 + 2.5 on each side. Either way that sounds like a grip burner.

Nice smooth form on the front squats!

Common Sense Design said...

Both types of deadlift were pretty quick reps, but - as has been the case recently - I think I was smart with my rest breaks. That's 120 reps in just under 12 minutes.

I was surprised at how comfortable the front squats felt, as I hadn't done them for several weeks. The crossover grip will do for the time being.

I saw Madi today for the first time in over a week, and she said, "I'm really enjoying the weightlifting in the Olympics", which, of course, made me happy. Then she added, "Especially the women who look like men."

Paul French said...

hah i saw that comment on facebook, while I admit some of the weightlifting women have bigger legs than Eric, girls like Zoe Smith look quite feminine and are cute.

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