Week 13: 8/1/11
At this new gym I now go to, they have 2 different barbells. The workers and other lifters there tell me they all weigh have the same weight of standard 45 lbs. One has a slightly thinner grip area while the other has a thicker grip area that I was used to. I decided to use the thicker grip barbell today and I think it is heavier than the thinner grip ones. Will have to find a scale and weigh both next time I go to the gym.
Either way, I will have to make sure I use the thicker grip barbell from now on!
Good thing about today was I had about 7 hours of awesome sleep and my workout is generally was good except for the squats.
Other than the barbell issue, I am enjoying this new gym so far.
(WU = Warmup Sets, WS = Work Sets)
Bar x (2×5)
105 x 5
150 x 3
195 x 2
240 x 1
285 x (5/4/3)
Bar x (2×5)
70 x 5
115 x (3×5)
Power Cleans WU:
105 x (3×3)
175 x 5
220 x 3
265 x 2
310 x (1×5)
BW x 5
+60 x (3×5)
Form was horrible and the bar just felt much heavier than I expected it to be.
I have a weird feeling that the thinner barbell I was using last week is lighter than the thicker barbell I was used to.
Definitely will be deloading -10% next session and will use the thicker grip barbell from now on!
Think I am doing better this time and was actually able to keep my wrist from bending atrociously like my previous sessions.
Really liking the use of power cleans as warm-up for deadlift and rows still.
Felt good and did not take my sweet time between reps.
Really feel my hamstrings and glutes getting worked hard now also so maybe I am doing the lift proper.
I do need to remember to remove the slack on the bar before I start the pull.
I could probably have done another set if I wanted too.
Will progress with +2.5 lbs next session to be safe and not stall.
Felt the burn real nice and was wishing the time would move faster!