Countdown to the WASM State Finals 2015

SMASHED miPhone, with my last few routines on it, so this latent blog entry is purely out of necessity. Right now I don’t feel like writing shit. It’s been a crappy fortnight, on the whole. Anyway.

My clinics resumed as per usual the weekend after qualifiers but I wasn’t in any condition to train effectively. I let my trainees, who are now proficient enough in their programming to know what needs to be done and when, take charge of the events while I sat back and watched. I am really impressed with how quickly they have adapted to the new, larger log, purchased from WA’s champion Strongwoman Asha Tracey. And I saw two guys weighing around 90 kilos apiece walk a 300 kilogram yoke and do it pretty smoothly. So yeah. Very impressed. Keen to see what they can achieve at states.

Press & Accessories – WEEK 1

Axle OHP (strict):
20 kgs x 8
55 kgs x 3
75 kgs x 11

Bench press:
70 kgs x 5
100 kgs x 2
130 kgs x 10

I really can’t recall exactly what I did RE dumbbell raises and pinwheels. Same old shit probably. This session was boring but quick. Miscounted my reps on the axle coz yawn.

Pull, Squat and Row – WEEK 1

This was just shit. I did my 10 reps of 240 kilograms, but my knees are still giving me a lot of grief post-qualifiers so squats were a big fat fail this week.

Press & Accessories – WEEK 2

Axle OHP (strict):
20 kgs x 8
55 kgs x 5
70 kgs x 1
85 kgs x 10

Bench press:
70 kgs x 5
120 kgs x 1
140 kgs x 9 PR

DB forward raises:
10 kgs x 2s x 10r

Pinwheels:
15 kgs x 2s x 20r

Again, piss easy reps with the axle, building to something significant in just a month from now. Still felt lacklustre. The bench was touch-and-go, but a new personal record nonetheless. I tried for a tenth but failed. Thanks to the PTC crew who are always happy to assist with spotting. I may not say it enough… I may actually not say it much at all… and I’ve never been one to run with the crowd; I keep to myself, so don’t get involved with the social aspect to the same level as most. But I appreciate and benefit from the unique environment PTC provides its lifters. It’s a rare and valuable thing to have fostered, and I’m glad to be a part of it. In as much as a guy like me can be a part of a collective.

My pull, squat and row happens tomorrow night. 260 for 8 is the plan. And let’s see if I can squat at all.