Failed at setting a new PR for my Squat
Spectacularly failed to even reach 350 with my Squat Max, while I intended to break into the 400s today. Come from every lost battle with a strategy for victory. I’ve already begun reassessing technique and contemplating program modifications to help. My problem is getting that damn weight out of the hole. And having the balls to go into the hole quickly in the first place. Gotta work on those.
Broke my old bench PR
I never thought I’d ever really get past 300 lbs on the Bench Press, and even barely that. I actually was able to breakthrough 325lbs. Going back and doing some research really helped. I gotta do that frequently.
Going to try for a new PR in the Bench Press today
My goal will be to at least break 300lbs with a little spotter guidance (at this stage I’m not competing yet, just training for the sake of it, so I can deal with some spotter help). Hope I can find a spotter though, I’m usually too shy to ask (especially since I’ve actually gotten deaded before on getting a spot. o_O I didn’t know that could even happened.)
you need to come running with a skinny nigga, get them lungs working better and your grip will be like a crab on a dogs tail.
Lmao! Crab on a dog’s tail! I’m gonna try to cop these since I have money now and I should have been training with them for a while to be honest.
Fucked up on my PR for my Deadlift
Nothing’s more frustrating than struggling with a weight you were gaining control of a few months ago.
Fucking lost the grip on my 500lb Deadlift attempt today. Clearly I need more grip strength so I can stop plateauing at this weight (I’ve been here for nearly 4 years…)
I guess now that I have a job it’s time to get some grip training clamps. Hopefully it’ll update my outdated and limited grip training (week in, and week out of plate pinchers…)
I interviewed someone today
A student athlete at a local college. Pretty interesting!
I was recently “contracted” by the college’s administration to prepare a training video for their staff that interacts with students. The training is done per semester, and this semester’s training focuses on the student athlete experience.
The ideal goal for the video: to facilitate education on the experience, issues, and needs of student athletes on this college’s campus.
Although I’ve been shooting for a week, today’s interview hit the gold. I sat down with one of the college’s Football team receivers, in their more-than-snazzy locker room. But don’t let that short description fool you, the stories I was told wasn’t as triumphant.
Due to this sake for confidentiality, instilled in me by my psychology studies, I won’t go into details on what the person said (lest he be identifiable against his desires). But one thing I can let you know is that student apathy has become a far bigger issue on this campus than I think anyone else realizes. Although administrators have complained about student apathy towards athletics on campus, it seems that the problem’s effect on student-to-student-athlete relations, intrinsic and extrinsic motivation, and student-athlete affect have yet to be fully comprehended.
Only further interviews will determine if my hypothesis holds weight or not. If it does, I can only hope the administration of this college accepts and takes into consideration my suggestions.
Sucks not having a Ph.D to backup all your thoughts.