-120 min curling. Good game. Moderate amount of sweeping.
-1BB day 26
- 75# press (speed focus)
- 20 min Ping Pong pc/dl 135/275-225#
This workout was completely off. Because I go to a gym I sometimes have to contend with other people using the equipment I want to. This morning I wanted to use the platform to make going between the power clean and deadlift more efficient. But someone's using it so I have to wait. Start pounding out my press sets. Almost done. And some other joker jumps onto the platform. So I pound out a few extra sets of the press, which is fine because I feel like I picked a pretty light weight to start thinking about keeping things fast. Couple sets of pull-ups. A little stretching. Buddy walks away leaving the plates on the bar. I think he's resting until he starts using the pulldown machine. I'm nice so I wait til he's done his set. "Hey, are you done over here?" Ye he was done. "Are you going to take the weight off?" Looks at me like I caught him stealing cookies from the cookie jar, "oh ye, I guess I can do that." Fucking tool (pardon me). I'm using the exact same weight he left on there, but it's the principle of it. My biggest pet peeve when it comes to the gym is people who do not put the weights away. Or put the weights on the wrong arm. Nothing worse than going in first thing in the morning and seeing a bunch of weight left on the bar from the night before. I completely underestimated this ping pong workout too. 5 pc every odd minute; 7 dl every even minute. I started with 135# pc and 275# dl. Had to drop to 225# dl, and was still struggling the last couple sets. I should have used a lighter weight for pc too because by the end my form was crap. My biceps feel like they've been ripped up. My back and my legs are throbbing. I'm still irritated by the dumbass.
Tried concentrating on some form coaching I picked out of a Rippetoe power clean video. The bar drifts too far out from my body as it comes up. Doesn't "bounce" off my thighs. And I don't get a very good jump. More like a slight raise up onto the toes. Good thing is I don't actively high pull the bar to get it up (I don't think). Sometimes I think there's such a thing as too much coaching. Like coaching the golf swing out of someone that already has a pretty good swing. I don't want to completely deconstruct he movement to the point where I can't do it, but will keep working on some of the finer points to improve overall form.
Bought donuts for the office this morning. Mostly for myself. I love my carbs...
"He who wants to succeed should learn how to fight, to strive and to suffer. You can acquire a lot in life if you are prepared to give up a lot to get it."
Practice the basics as if they were advanced. That's the key to advancing