Background: I work at OSU as a graduate teaching associate and lift at Ludus Magnus. I am a raw lifter who competes in the 105lb weight classes, and am currently prepping for my next meet (when grad school finally gives me a weekend off) . Currently, I am in the process of trying to accomplish my lofty lifting goals,survive graduate school, and teach undergraduates about what I really love, TRAINING..


Eccentric Week1: DE upper (Monday)

Warm up
3 rounds, total 300 reps
Multi position rope slams

Neural prep
1. isometric plyo pushup
3 x 3

2. shoulder press to push press
3 x 2+1

1. Contrast isometric speed bench
8 x 3+1
3 reps with isometric pause on either chest, before chest or after chest at 60%
1 rep fast as possible  at 75%

3 rounds
2a. Push ups fail
2b. Lat pulldown with iso hold x 5
2c. Db row with iso hold x 5

Apparently, I was generating so much  energy that when I was touching the barbell each time before I benched I was getting a static shock.  I was just passing on too many molecules from my body to the barbell.  It was pretty funny since it happened on every set.  So image this, there I was at four AM yelping, "OUCH!!" before EVERY.SINGLE.REP.


I wonder if it was aiding to activate my CNS though, since bench went very smooth. LOL