Saturday, August 4, 2007

Press On, Brother

Today I wanted to work on presses. My friend Rif suggested that I might try some Waiter's Presses to help with my elbow problems. So, in the spirit of keeping my training simple, I just did some presses, pistols and one leg deadlifts. Because I can't train the way I want I'm really trying to focus on my body and using total tension. This is a hard skill to master. For me anyways...

16kg x 5/5
24kg x 3/3, 2/2, 2/2, 2/2
A2-Handstand Pushups
Bodyweight x 5,5,4,4

B1-One Legged DL
2(24kgs) x 5/5, 5/5
2(32kgs) x 4/4, 4/4
Still trying to / pretending to extend wrist while hook gripping bells. Does not seem to aggrivate the elbows...
B2-Waiter's Press- My name is Tim, I'll be your waiter this evening...
24kg x 5/5, 5/5
32kg x 1/1, 1/1, 1/1
24kg x 5/5
If weight is not right over bottom of palm, elbows feel it. But if weight is not near fingers and over bottom of palm, all is well.

Friday I did 11 minutes of TGU's with 24kg => about 13 TGU's per side
Not gripping hardly, no problems.

Thurday's Workout was pretty similar to today's

A1-Dbl front squat
2(16kgs) x 5
2(32kgs) x 5,5,5,5,5,5,5
A2-Handstand Pushups
bodyweight x 3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3

B1-One Legged DL
2(24kg) x 5/5, 5/5, 5/5, 5/5
B2-Bent Press
24kg x 5/5, 5/5, 5/5, 5/5
light weight for me and not gripping hard, no problems...

Well, I've determined one thing out of the last couple weeks of my training: I need a new hobby.
Have a great weekend.


Mark Reifkind said...

good stuff but be careful not to go too heavyand to focus on getting a perfect position on the hand so it doesnt hurt the elbows.

Tim Anderson said...

I know. I'm just so impatient. But I just realized I want to be able to do all this stuff when i'm 80 years old. So I guess steady the pace wins the race.