WEEK 2: Pressing Matters

Axle PC still copyI HAVE dispensed with my shoes (or, more precisely, my orthotics) for virtually everything bar squatting now. I was using them for events like yoke and farmers walk, as well as clean and press. Honestly, I believe I am a whole lot more stable in all these movements without them. I guess it’s an excuse to buy another pair of shoes, so I don’t have to remember to put them in/take them out depending on what I’m doing at the time.

Tonight went fine, but there’s nothing heavy in the program at this stage to challenge me. That will change soon enough though. My overhead press is weak as shit, and doing it after bench will mean I am somewhat underpowered. All the same, I intend to finish this program cycle with a PR.

Minor pain in my left shoulder this time, but only when benching. I am hoping that this niggle (which I have actually been nursing for a couple of months now) won’t affect my clean. This weekend, at the clinic, we will find out.

Bench press:
20 kgs x 8
70 kgs x 5
100 kgs x 3
130 kgs x 1
145 kgs x 4s x 3r

Overhead press w/Axle:
20 kgs x 8
60 kgs x 5
85 kgs x 2
100 kgs x 3s x 3r

DB front raises:
12.5 kgs x 10
15 kgs x 2s x 10r

12.5 kgs x 20
15 kgs x 20