Glex is back
Yes, Yes I was.
The lateral raise I'm doing isn't a standard raise and is more about activating the lateral deltoid during presses.
edit: although I just noticed that I didn't put the small exercises in the order that I did them. I usually superset exercises, especially activation work. The reason it was 15kg is because that is what I was using for biceps during the floor presses.
I've used it to great effect on my chest (was delt dominant), hammys (which were non existent in hammy exercises like SLDL) and traps. I have been using it on VMO, hammys and lower traps of late. Appears to be having an effect.
Also physio's call it something special and talk about doing (insert term I've forgotten) and then integrate. That was were I got the idea from in the first place.
Another point is that you can use the lateral raise safely if you keep the arms in the scapular plane. So the advice I was operating on was partially incorrect. But given the way that most people perform the exercise it is the correct advice. There are some demo's showing scapular plane lateral raises that would be worth looking at.
Ok time to talk about my training this evening.
I ordered and bought a few things for my training. The last time I bought any training gear was a piece of rope...... It's been about 4-5yrs since I've spent much on equipment.
Nike Free 5.0
All were gold and may me wonder why I hadn't spent the $$ sooner. I'll also buy some new knee sleeves (the others are 3-4yrs old) as the elbow sleeves kept the elbow far warmer than the equivilent knee versions. These all got a bit of use on my DE day (ME pulls).
Donkey calf raise - single leg
Donkey calf - 2 legs
Thick bar hangs
^^ Thanks Jono.
Was a bit stiff from yesterday in the legs and back so those were affected a bit. Didn't get my 82.5kg snatch as planned. 80kg just felt too heavy. On the plus side bench and triceps felt good. I added 10kg to my skull crushers by accident.
Skull Crushers - thought I had put 32kg on the bar but had actually put 42kg on
Jono: I surprised myself on the skull crushers. Complete accident to load the bar up that much. What do they say about the power of the mind!?!
Glexinator: I do them as straight sets with a lightish weight prior to the main exercise. It can either be as part of the general warmup or as an exercise just prior. I don't go more than 1 or 2 sets with the aim being to feel the muscle at the end of the set. And I actually have overpowering upper traps, so I don't have an issue with trap involvement in cleans or snatches. In fact a proper clean should smoke the traps regardless.
Oh and I think I'm generally stronger, except for my hammy injury having brought my squat and deadlift back. I set quite a few PB's on various lifts of late except shoulder and chest pressing.
Ben: Snatch is always hot
Bit of an update. Travelling again for work and won't see a barbell till Monday. Closest I've gotten to lifting was trying to crush a titanium wedding ring (manging to bend it a little ) and picking up a guitar amp. This guitar store clerk was lugging a tube amp around the store this evening and was really struggling. He needed to put it back on the stand a foot off the ground so I lifted it up for him. I was almost going to suggest he take up lifting so he wouldn't be so embarrased by such a little amp.
Rain. Wind. Cold.
Guess I need my beany to keep my head warm while training then.
Calf raise (with 3 count hold at top)
DB Calf raise
Situps (I haven't done these in years)