i’ve been a total turd and haven’t replied to posts, have hardly read posts, and generally have been playing ostrich the past few days.
my grandmother isn’t well and it breaks my heart. my flight to FL leaves tonight at eight, and i’m praying that everything goes okay so that i can just get down there and spend the next five days with her. next to my mom, she’s the most important woman in my life; after my mom died, she became that much more important to me. more on all of this later…
i DLed with my coach (that sounds weird – i have a coach?!) on monday. a lot of form diagnostics. we narrowed my stance, and talked about how my upper back is my weak link (which i kind of suspected since i have trouble locking out my heavy singles). pulled up to 215# – ten pounds shy of my max, but it came up well and locked out cleanly, if a little slow – and then did some deficit triples and a widowmaker (20-rep set) at 95#, touch-and-go style. added in some face pulls for upper back work, and glute-ham raises because my hamstrings are lamesauce.
also did DL doubles at 185# after my 215#, and since i was wearing shorts i had to chalk up my thighs because the bar was sticking to my sweat. TMI?
did rack pulls up to singles at 205# today and they felt really good. also got to do DB snatches – i love DB snatches!
i haven’t even pulled my suitcase out of the closet yet. my ride is coming in 3.5 hours.
i have also come to the conclusion that gatorade G2 tastes way better than powerade zero. in case you were curious.
three posts in draft-form right now. i swear i’ll get there, guys.