Saturday, June 5, 2010

Front squats and pullups

Front squats:

Max x 170 = 7 (pr even at 6) (one squidgy rep . . it may have been parallel, but booty didn't touch the med ball) failed on 8

Then max pullups: 21

Disappointing, but for the first time it wasn't the "pulling" part of the pullup that was killing me, it was grip failure. I just couldn't hang on. So, now grip training. I thought deads would help and they do, and the Armstrong helps a LOT for pure pulling strength (I think I'm almost double what I could do in the beginning of that).

So: prescription: More Armstrong. Mix in some kipping (day 5?) and schedule grip work: hangs, etc.

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