Tuesday (took Monday off so not too heavy)
Manta Ray Squat: up to 375; 360x8x1
Bench: up to 335; 320x7x2, 320x1x3 (got a spotter for the last set)
Sumo+ avg bands: 4 sets, all PRs, up to 285 off 3.5″ deficit
A weird thing is going on. On a few of my heavier Manta Ray sets, as I go to rerack the bar, the music in my left ear sounds like the “CD” is “skipping.” My left hand starts to twitch. After I’ve let go of the bar, my left hand continues to shake and my left leg starts to, well, dance around. This goes on for like 5 seconds. Afterwards, I’m fine i.e. I can do a heavy bench set 2 minutes later.
I thought that I either had some kind of neurological damage, or I was holding my breath too long. But if it was a condition, it would occur after other heavy sets, for example low bar squats. And I wasn’t holding my breath that long on subsequent sets when it reoccured.
I figured out what’s going on. The manta ray is pressing on some artery/nerve/part of my neck. By readjusting it slightly I could make it not happen on 5 of my last 6 singles with 360. But I’m pretty sure that I’m either going to replace manta ray with high bar squats or just stop and do low bar every day, now that I have a closer stance with that anyway.
Low Bar Squat: up to 430; 405x20x1. you read that right.
BTN Press: up to 165; 145x6x2
Sumo+strong band: 5 sets, all PRs, up to 190 off 3″ deficit
No St. Vitus’ dance today.
My MP3 player became sentient and now plays whichever songs it likes – including ones I’ve removed – at whatever volume it likes. It’s set to random, on a playlist of about 50 songs, but it plays the same one several times in a row, and only the same ten for the workout.
So now I’ve got this stuck in my head after hearing it roughly 500 times this morning:
Here’s a list of MCs who can kill you in eight bars…
First one to finish the lyric in the comments wins.