Nov. 28th, 2013

piranha: red origami crane (Default)
2x30sec BW

side planks
4x15sec BW

glutes bridge
2x30sec @ 10lb

twist lunges
2x10 @ 10lb

2x10 BW

bar pushups
2x5 BW

goblet squats
2x5 8.5lb

alright. my core is still way weaker than it needs to be to properly follow SL5x5. so, whenever i feel recovered from the full workout the day before, i'll do a couple of circuits of core exercises.

i was feeling pretty good today, and put together a mini core workout of exercises i can do without any extra todo. i'll tinker with this as i do more research. will probably add assisted pullups and inverted rows when i get equipment.

the planks are full planks on toes and elbows.

the side planks still have knees on the ground. puny obliques.

the lunges are twist-lunges. man, i still have balance issues, though they are getting better -- but the lunges show them very clearly. i think i'll stick to plain lunges for now and do something else for the obliques; maybe bicycle crunches.

the pushups are against the bar in the lowest hole in my rack.

this might have been a little much for a starter; i am more worn out than after a SL5x5 workout.
piranha: red origami crane (Default)
1x5 @ 45lb
5x5 @ 55lb

pendlay row
5x5 @ 80lb

goblet squats
5x5 @ 8.5lb

1x1 @ 45lb

DB row
5x10 @ 33.5lb

5 min light cardio.
10 min general mobility.
5 min shoulder mobility.

bench. my form sucks giant boulders through a very tiny straw. i don't know that there is anything good about it at all. well, no, my grip and wrists are fine. but i wobble around on the bench. tried pavel's aggro trick, and while that solidified my shoulders and arms, my body still just kinda blubbered over the edges, and i felt my back was hyperextended. i need to take this lift apart in detail. had no trouble with the weight, at least.

rows. those went well. solid, good form. i am starting to feel the weight, but it is no problem yet. wrist curl problem is under control, though i can feel they want to do it... want to ... want to... but no. not permitted.

ATG squat 3:50 min.

goblet squats, with dumbbell. oh yeah. these are good for me, and my shoulders are happy to get some rest. i have pretty good form, i think, and i got out of the hole every time without twisting. they are amazing for my hip flexors. did one full squat with the oly bar at the end, just to keep it fresh in my mind, since it remains the goal.

single-arm dumbbell rows. i have run out of weights for this, *heh* (whoever expected that would happen). i'll need to buy or build myself a handle for the olympic weights. i like adding dumbbell exercises because with barbells my dominant side might pull more, while with dumbbells there are no excuses for the weaker side.

except for the bad bench form, this felt like a very good workout. i was fed just right too; protein smoothie sufficiently ahead of time to not slosh around in my stomach.


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