Saturday, June 10, 2006

06/09 ME Bench

Band Assisted Bench 205x5, 240x3, 275x2, 315x1, 365x1, 405x6x1
Seated BB Tricep Ext w/Chains 85x6x6
Seated Rows 190x4x8

Well i came to a conclusion, i will no longer try to keep track of PR's on the Band Assisted Bench as i figured out today it is almost impossible to get the bands set the same each time. This night i had around 85 lbs of assistance where as in the past i had around 100 lbs of assistance. I could waste my time and try to get it the same each time but it will always sit in the back of my head. I am going to continue to use these as ME Movement for the poundage being handled thru the range of motion, but to try and break PR's i think i would be chasing my tail. That being said the 405 felt pretty good, i really concentrated on keeping my ass down as last week when i did shirted crap my ass kept coming off the bench. I had to frig around with my technique due to a groin/hip/shoulder injury i suffered on vacation while fishing on a Jetty in Newburyport. At least i caught some decent stripers though.
Caution Flashback moment coming up

The tide just went out and me and my buddy decided we had to "get out there", well about 50 feet into the rocks i took a spill on and jacked up my hip and right shoulder on the rocks. The fucking Barnacles sliced up my left calf and forearm as i broke my fall, not like i had much choice on how to do this. But being the true fisherman that i am i got up and successfully finished the trip out to the end for the big ones. On the way back my buddy bit it as well (No Blood though, Pussy) so all was well in the universe......Now back to reality......

This was not good as now i have slight discomfort in my shoulder and when i go to push off walking my left hip/groin area hurts. The shit part is that i dont really get hurt lifting, its usually in the extracurricular activtities that i do i.e fishing, drunken stumbling, etc.....but you gotta live life right? Anyway, now vacation is over i am back to bass fishing from a canoe which is much safer....All that being said, when i went to set up on the bench i couldnt get my feet as wide as i would have liked so my leg drive was compromised, not good since i have been working the leg drive into this movement more so over the last couple of months. Well anyways, onto the next two movements, the Ext's w/Chains seem to be a nice addition to my arsenal as these really hit the shoulders for balancing as well as overloading the triceps at the top of the strength curve. i set the chains so they dont touch the ground which incorporates balancing musculature and shit like that. The seated rows were nice and i decided to add an extra set to what i had planned. I didnt do any direct shoulder work due the previous crap i just typed, so if you skipped over the middle part of this long ass post then go back......long winded as it was that is what is going on in my universe, and thats the straight poop!!!......on a side note, just took the family out to see the Pixar movie "Cars", heres a bit of advice, if you or your kid dont have the best attention span in the world then this will make a good renter, almost 2 hrs long and it probably wont hold their attention that long, i know it didnt mine, thank god for the M.I.L.F's in attendance!!!.........thats it from my world, Enjoy!!!!

4 comments:

nhpowerlifter said...

Like the story. I took my son to see Cars too. It was long. The wife insisted I took a detour of some sort. Hope the shoulder and hip heal up quick.

PowerLifter1974 said...

they are feeling better, the good thing is the pressing motion doesnt hurt my shoulder and the groin/hip only hurts after i pull, not during or before, kinda weird but reassuring.......

Michael said...

Overhead extensions with chains...pretty brutal man! Rest and ice up that hip area. Also, be sure to stretch and keep it loose.

PowerLifter1974 said...

I think my hip is alright now, that was more of a Bone issue as it is what broke my fall, now the groin pull is the only remnant,like you ice has helped though the boys dont like it and some light stretching....should be fine in a week or two.......