Me, Tom, Matt, JB, Crazy A, Zuck, Alex with long hair
JB actually came on time, and he thought he was cool that he knew what Beast Wars was. He called some girl the Stegasaurus from Beast Wars. I told him us “kids” would have thought he was much cooler if he said she looked like Slag from the Dinobots, the dinosaur Transformers in Beast Wars.
Warmup: Foot MFR, Z-Drills, Indian Club Prep
KB-Suspended Bench (pinky on ring)
1×5 w/30# on purples 12kg on mini, 8kg on 2 micros + 20 plate
1×2 w/30# on purples 12kg on mini, 8kg on 2 micros + 15# on micro + 20 plate
–First off, this is an excellent lift for Crazy Aaron because he can’t do a soft start.
— Matt’s learning of how to bench is a joy to watch.
–Benching with KB’s suspended takes away the dynamic method, so someone like Zuck really has to bear down into the bench. This lift like no other teaches you to push yourself away from the bar rather than push the bar up.
–Now to the bad news, my right shoulder hurt every rep. Still a work in progress. The weight doesn’t feel heavy, just pain at the right lockout. Everything comes off the chest very strongly.
–The Z- and dermoneuromodulation with Steve was not the magic it was with the left shoulder, but we weren’t expecting it. I have some new Z-drills, and I defintely have a clearer path of flexion, so our work Thursday morning was not for naught. This will help me be more appropriate in TGU.
BWx8, +28kg 2×3, +28kg 1×2+4BW
Swiss Bar Floor Press (last handle) – 125 2×20, 125+40 chains 1×10
Armbar – 20kg 2×5
Band Pressdowns (green) – 3×12
Indian Club Prep – 3×10/10 (little faster, working on in-line with club out to side)
Conditioning (Ropes – Outside Circles)
I will buy all new gear for 181 body when my right shoulder feels right. I could probably get Elite with a raw bench with where my squat and DL are right now. My goals are 181 Elite, 2000, and to out-total somebody with a “name” that is on the gas.