Tomorrow I’m going to visit my parents. This means I’ll train at the sports training facility where I used to work. The bars will be better, and…hmm, that’s about the only good thing. Lot of drama, having to spot/encourage people, having to stay for 4 hours, and things being in general, different. Also have to drive about 8 hours tomorrow in total before I lift. Should be fun. Also having this conversation with my mother when I get home:
Mom: You’re leaving already? You just got here.
Me: I have to go to train. Powerlifting practice is starting in a few minutes.
Mom: Can’t you take a day off?
Me: No. I have to defend my state title.*
Mom: It just would be nice if you could stay and eat dinner with the rest of the family.
Me: Well I can’t tonight. Is Vin (my brother) coming for dinner?
Mom: No, he has jiu-jitsu practice tonight. He has a big tournament coming up.
*Yes I have a meaningless state title. No I don’t think about it like that, but it helps my family comprehend the monumental importance of what I do.
Manta Ray Squat: 45×4, 135×3, 225×2, 275, 315, 350, 365, 380, 385, 390; 370×1,1,1,1,2,1p
Partial Squat #11: 405, 455, 495, 530, 550
Proud of myself for both kinds of shitty squats. Legs were sore today and felt chewed up in general.
DB Bench: 30×30, 35×35, 40×20,25, 45×25
Military Press: 45×7, 95×3, 135×2, 175×1,
from the hang clean. wouldn’t have been much better from the rack. would have done floor press or even bench today, but this way I can do heavy bench & slingshot tomorrow when i have plenty of spotters.
Sumo with Average Bands: 135(nb)x3, 135, 145, 155, 165, 170
This is a lot of band tension. Did them today because they came in the mail and I wanted to try them. Also, as above, want to have a good sumo performance on a bar with knurling where it is supposed to be.
Machine Row: 2 sets
Lat Pulldown: 1 set
Pullthroughs: 1 set
Called it quits a little early. Tomorrow is gonna suck.