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Athlete Journal, Entry 24: Back in Action
Add 75lb in chain
Shoulder Prowler Throws
2 passes x 150ft
Shoulder Press w/Thunder Thruster
Shoulder Press on Smith Machine
Rolling Tricep Extensions
15min mobility work
495×1 add belt
605×1 add wraps
804×2 Huge PR!
Squats were all pretty slow on the descent on warmups as I was feeling out the leg and just mentally not ready for a faster squat. Was cutting a lot of the warmups just a little high as well, but definitely hit depth on the second rep with 804. There is a dip at the end, not evident on the video.
This took a really long time as I was my conditioning levels are still taxed coming out of the cold. In fact, couldn’t speak for a few minutes after that 804 double. I was running late and also pooped, so just hit pause squats and was done.
Pause Squats W/Safety Squat bar & 30lb chain on neck
5 count in hole, no rest at top
295+30×5, 5, 5
Collar bone shifted a little on squat workout and it was bugging me. I trained someone how to get it reset after I did some work loosening up all the tissue around it.
DE/RE Incline Bench
PR on first set but dropped rest intervals so less total reps done
Hammer Curls W/tricep extension at bottom (bicep stretching)
Bent over Rows
Bar to midshin
405×16,15,19(only 17 good ones) w/straps
Ton of WORK right there.
Kettlebell Face Pulls 50×20,20,18,14