Wednesday, February 15, 2006

02/14 DE Bench-Shirt Work

DE Bench Press 175x8x3
Shirt 275x1, 315x3x1, 335x1
DB Tricep Extension 55x3x8
CSR 110x3x8
KB Side Swings 25x3x8

Speed Bench went well, am getting a good groove for the set up and seem to be getting max force on these, i may start using higher percentages in the future. The shirt work felt much better today than the first outing, i was a little more patient with it and worked on filling out the short more (flaring lats and retracting shoulder blades) which definitely gave it more pop in the bottom. I used a slightly wider hand grip (ring finger on rings) as opposed to my normal pinky on the rings to help spread the shirt a bit better. Took it easy on the weights as my timing with the leg drive and other aspects of the form just arent there yet, but im glad i learned the most important aspect of this sucker, Patience!! Shirts are truly an art and acquired skill, contrary to what i previously thought. The hardest part i seem to be having with training is holding myself back so i dont overtrain. Part of me wanted to keep on trucking with the shirt work til i reached failure but luckily the better part of me won out so i didnt drive myself into the dirt. Its just a weird feeling i get every now and then where i feel im not doing everything i should be and feel i am missing out on something. I guess when the totals stagnate or decrease is when i should truly give that train of thought a better look. Doesnt pay to be one of those people that wants shit done yesterday and has the patience of gnat. (couldnt think of something with low patience threshold so that stays) Anyway, enough pissin and moanin, back to work..............

3 comments:

nhpowerlifter said...

Nice work with the shirt. Glad you are getting more comfortable with it. I get that feeling to. It's very hard to hold back sometimes.

Stinn said...

Patience is definately one of the hardest parts of powerlifting.
What kind of shirt are you lifting in? I know the first time I ever tossed on my Fury I lifted 30lbs less than raw and almost passed out at the bottom.

PowerLifter1974 said...

I got an inzer Rage, and yeah i had the same thing, i lifted more raw the first time and yes my head felt like it was gonna pop off, funny shit really....i worked it a again a couple days ago with submaximal weights to work on the technique and it definitely felt better, still got a long way to go in it.........