Wednesday, June 28, 2006

06/27 DE Bench

Speed Bench w/Bands & Chains 145x4x3, 155x4x3
4 BD Press 315x3, 365x5x4
One Arm Cable Rows 50x4x12 (No Rest Between sets)
Rear Delt Raise 20x3x15

Yet another hot day in the basement, but it went well so i cant complain. Like Jon said at least i dont have to worry too much about warming up.
This was the last week of Speed Work with chains or bands, its straight weight from here on out which should allow for complete healing and recuperation between now and meet time. Next Week i will take my opener and figure out where i am at, tentatively i am planning on opening with 330, again this will be dependant on next week, two weeks ago this weight seemed really easy and im hoping with the form work (feet out in front of me more) will help, it seems to be. For a while there i was getting caught up in trying to get them as far back under me as possible and it was compromising any leg drive i did acquire. As i remember back when i started making alot of progress on bench i was doing it more like i am now, i had to revisit a few articles to reinforce this for me.
I was just thinking today that time is flying and didnt quite realize i am this close to the meet. Am pretty excited to get it over with, though i wished i could have done a full power meet this time around i will have to wait until november, though i think i may have read on John Macdonalds blog that there is an APA Full Power Meet in CT somewhere in september which i may hit instead of the one in November. Given my new situation with expecting a 2nd child i think that time frame may work better but we shall see......anyway, thats it from here, didnt talk too much about the actual session but there's a reason for that, it just wasnt all that exciting.....well take it easy.....l8r

6 comments:

nhpowerlifter said...

If that APA meet in Sept is something you might consider, let me know. I may be interested...

PowerLifter1974 said...

No Problemo, will do...

Kris said...

Congrats on the second child, hope everything goes well! Do you yet have any plans for how you will get your training in with a newborn in the house? Hope she/he turns out to be a good sleeper, training under a constant heavy sleep deficit is not fun... but oh how well worth it! :-)

PowerLifter1974 said...

Thanks Kris,
Luckily on this one me and my wife wont be on opposing shifts so i wont have to wait and train after the little ones are in bed, the other good part is the gym is in my basement so no big prep time is required.

Jon said...

So you compete equipped and raw? Do you prefer one? Why do you like each? Hmmm... sounds like a school essay question!:(

PowerLifter1974 said...

I figure do both, my main when training everything is raw except when doing DE Squats then i wear my loose suit with straps down (bascally groove briefs) to help save the hips....i dont really have a preference, except after a bad shirt day then i prefer raw...as far as why i like both, i dunno, adds variety i guess....