Genesis Bentley Plaza is a spacious and very well equipped 24/7 gym that has just opened, fairly close to my suburb. I had heard a lot of good things about the place prior to my training session today, and I have to say that, for the most part, Genesis really delivers. Plenty of racks, plates, platforms and a reasonable amount of dedicated Strongman equipment and apparatus, with more on it’s way.
The management are also keen to get feedback from serious lifters and athletes, and have already jumped at the chance to sponsor Asha Tracey, WA Strongman’s female phenom who is, right now, in Ohio preparing to compete in the Arnold.
I met with the PT in charge for the day and had a brief chat about what they had on offer, what was still to arrive, and what I saw that could be improved. Clarry was very receptive, and suggested I come back next week to meet with management and discuss further.
I know I said I wouldn’t deadlift again before ASM, but today I had to give the equipment a proper test out, and that included finding out if I could fit enough of their 25 kilo bumper plates onto their standard bars to challenge me. And there was, with just enough room to keep progressing up to 350. That will do; once I’m there, I’ll suggest they get some Ivankos, or similar. And a texas bar wouldn’t go astray, either.
…and I did some stupid glute/ham raises, coz I need to do more of them.
Yoke walk (Aussie Strength brand, rated 80 kilos)
240 kgs x 20 meters
320 kgs x 20 meters
360 kgs x 10 meters
240 kgs x 10 meters – fast
400 kgs x 15 seconds x 2
Log clean-press (Aussie Strength brand, rated 60 kilos)
60 kgs x 5
80 kgs x 3
100 kgs x 2 x 2
right forearm tendon was feeling a bit rough after the yoke, so stopped here
120 kgs x 5
170 kgs x 5
220 kgs x 3 (no belt)
270 kgs x 3
10 @ BW
8 @ BW
…hammies were fried. Weak as shit.