Pull Monday: So… I Know I Said

1957895_10203370447241572_898808368_oI WOULD keep it below 200 for my money set and rep out. But screw that, I thought as I walked into Genesis tonight. I was feeling good and wanted to lift something heavyish, without busting a gut and ruining my new program, which I begin next week. I only used my belt for the double of 270, and there was no point doing a third. Stiff-legged and spasming hammies on the second told me it would be a wasted effort.

My traps are in bad shape right now; during events training on saturday I was getting light-headed while I ran yoke… and as a matter of fact, I was feeling the same light-headedness after my 20-rep pinwheels last week. These are sure signs I need my traps needled. But I can’t see my guy till Wednesday, which is press night. I hope I will still be able to train effectively afterwards… I had some fun axle work in store, which I was going to vid for the good people at Fat Gripz.

Sunday was the CAPO state finals, and I was there to see one of the biggest turnouts to an event at the Pit since maybe 2011. The winner of the under 90s class was a young bloke called Dominic who trains at Genesis. With the numbers he’s putting up at just eighteen (his squat and bench are on par with my own… if not a little stronger!), he’ll be formidable in a couple more years, I expect.

And in other news, on the grapevine a picked up a rumour that a US powerlifter-cum-internet celebrity may be running seminars in Australia in a few months. The jury is still out on whether or not he’ll make it to the West coast (we tend to get skipped coz of our remoteness compared with the rest of Australia’s civilisation, over East) but fingers crossed. I’ve so far had the pleasure of watching Malanichev lift, and I’ve had dinner with and attended a (very informative) seminar by Brandon Lilly. So meeting this guy would be another notch on my lifting groupie bedpost.

70 kgs x 5
120 kgs x 5
170 kgs x 3
220 kgs x 3
250 kgs x 1
270 kgs x 2 belted

Overhand BB bent over rows
70 kgs x 10
90 kgs x 8
100 kgs x 8 TPR

Glute-ham raises
8, 6

1-arm Seated rows
left: 91 kgs x 10 PR
right:91 kgs x 8 PR
Seated rows
114 kgs x 15 PR, 10

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