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Athlete Journal, Entry 17: Pulled Hamstring
Yesterday was the big pull day so I was a little fried but Justin was still in town so benching it was. Didn’t know until I walked into the gym we were doing incline press. I’ve never gone heavy on this before.
Incline Bench Press
425×0 must have missed my groove as 405 was easy and this I had nothing on
Justin hit 455, and Adrian Larsen from EPC hit 475.
Bottoms Up Kettlebell Press
88×1 I got it!!!
53×8, 8, 8 walking
Band Overhead Triceps Extensions
#4 band x 65, 20, 15
Squat using competition bar
495×2 add wraps
715×3 – PR
755×2 – PR
First rep may have been a little high but hit it on the second. 815 is the all-time powerlifting world record for a knee wrap squat in my weight class.
Single Leg – AFS Leg Press
Inverted Band Ham Curls
#4×25, 25, 25, 25
Somewhere in this workout My inner left hamstring pulled at the insertion point up near the glute. Didn’t feel bad but felt in tighten up on that last set or two of band hamstring curls.
Hook Grip Hold
Elbow mobility work
225×28, 15, 12
Kettlebell Turkish Getup
12 hour fast pre-training using USP Labs style Fasted Training protocol.
My pulled hamstring is far from being better. No bleeding but it feels pretty tight and having trouble bending over. Tried to warmup on pulls but just wasn’t happening so I did some rack work to hit the grip. For the most part not much of a workout.
Hook Grip hold
Over Under hold
Spent the next few days trying to get into that hamstring insertion and get it to let loose. No luck yet.