Tuesday, August 08, 2006

08/07 SE Bench & Foam Roller Review

SE Bench Press 135x5, 185x3, 225x3, 245x3, 275x3, 295x4x3
4 BD Press 345x5x5
DB Row 80x3x12
KB Upright Row 63x3x10

Another decent night, shoulder is feeling a bit better. This workout was made a bit more difficult due to the lingering DOMS caused from the SSB. The foam roller helped a bit with that though, more on that later. I worked up to 295lbs (Approx 80% of Last 1RM). Reps were fast and controlled, i was actually quite happy with how the shoulder felt and feel i am on the mend. The 4 BD Press was again nice and controlled, probably should have upped the weight a bit as this was kinda light for this movement, but there again i want my shoulder to heal properly....check the ego at the door Boob!!! DB rows have been on extended Hiatus and brought a nice change up to the workout, and KB's.....ahh whatever....Onto to the Foam Roller, this sucker is just as they bill it. I only did the thing for like 15 minutes while watching TV before i worked out, but i felt incredibly loose compared to normal. My low back tightness from the previous days endeavor went away and left me feeling quite limber, like a ballerina poised for a curtsy, or a figure skater ready to perform a triple lutz.....what the fuck was that? I think somebody hijacked my keyboard for a second, i dont watch either of those sports and no i do not approve of leotards as leisure-wear......geez.....anyway, back to reality.....this sucker is pretty cool and i am glad i bought it. I had been skeptical but read on a few boards about how well they work and so far, so good....thats it for now, and to quote the great radio personality Casey Kasem "Keep your feet on the ground and keep reaching up Bra's"

6 comments:

rawpowerlift said...

i think i could benefit from a foam roller. where do you buy em and how much are they?

PowerLifter1974 said...

I got mine from EliteFTS, here's a link to the one i got,

http://www.flexcart.com/members/elitefts/default.asp?m=PD&cid=143&pid=1465

Enjoy!!

Tig5165 said...

don't want to sound stupid but, what does that do????the roller thing!!!

PowerLifter1974 said...

you use it to basically give yourself a deep tissue massage. You roll around on it in various ways that are quite painful while doing them, but after you feel like a million bucks, at least i did anyway.....here's a link to a t-nation article from Eric Cressey, i basically did all the movements on there. I guess the longer you do it the better the benefits so thats good, after 1 session on it i felt better, Placebo-Effect? possibly.....Time will tell....here's the link:

http://www.t-nation.com/readTopic.do?id=475832

Stinn said...

I've had a foam roller for months now and use it at least a few times a week. It really does help, it was one of the tools I used to get my glutes fixed up so I could squat wider again.

PowerLifter1974 said...

Stinn,
I agree, i believe this will definitely help me out in that aspect as well. I have real tight Ham's and Glutes. Nice to hear someone else has used this with success. Thanks for the testimonial.