Saturday, August 29, 2009

shoulder press

Shoulder Press
w/u 35x5x2
55 x 5
75 x 5

Work: 95x5x3

Then high rep: 82.5 12-9-6

That was pretty tough after the straight across sets @ 95

Then stall a few minutes and

400 meter run
30 squat cleans @ 135
400 meter run

Well, that started OUT as

400/15 squat cleans/400 but after falling on my a** about three times because after the first 5 I couldn't stand up anymore . . .

That VEST makes a huge difference. Huge.

Dropped to 105
then finished.


That's the first time in a LONG time I've really screwed up the scaling where I couldn't go on. Live and learn.

The shoulder presses are an experiment. I'm going to go with a more Starting Strength type straight across for them. I do fine on the increasing sets for the leg stuff, but the shoulder press is stuck stuck stuck and I need to play around to see if I can get it to budge.


Chris said...

A variation of straight across i have tried with some success on the press is

Week 1 - 3x3xload
Week 2 - 3x4xload
Week 3 - 3x5xload
Week 4 - 3x3xload+5lb
Week 5 - 3x4xload+5lb etc

Allows you a chance to accomodate the relatively bigger jump that 5lb represents for the press

Cheers, kempie

TexasPatrick said...

Hey Kempie! Thanks man! Haven't heard from you in a while, which I attribute to work and family and vacation, all of which I hope are going well!

I'll try this exact thing over the next couple weeks/cfsb cycles and see what happens.

'preciate it, Mate!

Chris said...

Mate all is well - little man is growing like a weed and the gym is going from strength to strength. Hope you are doing well and will be in touch again soon

Cheers, kempie