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..


Concentric Block,Wk 2: ME upper (Friday)

Warm up-general

Warm up-specific
1. 3 x 50 battle ropes
2. 3 x 15 lat pull down

**Fever is still kicking hard, and my defense is looming near. Essentially Teddy walks is as I'm warming up, gives me this look, and hugs me.  EPIC.
3. Close grip concentric pin press (at chest)
Up to 135 x 2 PR CITY!!! Well, what do you know.  Eventually the body adapts to chronic stress and starts making strength gains again!!
145 x half rep (ugh)...Or not...

4a. Single arm db row
3 x 5 x 90lbs each

4b. Close grip bench
3 x 3 (tempo 303)
303 means 3 sec eccentric , no isomeric, 3 count concentric


Moral of the story...why the hell did I try to add more weight after a PR? Apparently I'm actually making worse decisions as I become more educated....