North Americans 2015

Training for NAPF2015 went off the rails a bit as injuries started to compound. I was unable to bench with wider than a medium grip without wrist pain, and when I did bench my right shoulder conspired to kill me. I modified my training and did more SSB than normal to try to take the strain of the straight bar off my wrists and shoulders. It seemed to help but not fix the problem. I have a lot of massages to get in the next couple months.

That all said I came in with limited expectations especially when I knew I would be busy all week running the meet. I can’t say I’m disappointed in my lifting due to these factors.

Squat: 628.3/285, -655.9/297.5, 666.9/302.5
Bench: 385.8/175, 418.9/190, 440.9/200
Deadlift: 650.4/295, 677.9/307.5, -705.5/320
Total 1785.7/810
BW: 303.8/137.8
Wilks: 453.8

The best part was I outwilksed Rhaea…

NAPF continues

I ended up taking two weeks off benching and straight bar squatting due to shoulder pain that radiated down my arms. In the time I pushed my safety bar squat pretty hard which was fun. I’m now slowly getting back to benching off a 1 board and still only going to straight bar squat once a week.

NAPF Derailed

Been fighting pains in all my lifting, shoulders and wrist hurt benching and squatting and glute hurts deadlifting. Need to sort out stuff before aches and pains become injuries.

NAPF Week 2 Day 5

Squat: 2@529.1/240, +belt: 2@551.2/250, 573.2/260
Stiff Leg Deadlift: 6@264.6/120, 330.7/150, 374.8/170

Squats felt a bit weird, haven’t done much on a straight bar since nationals. 260 still felt pretty easy so that’s good. Skipped drop sets cause my shoulders/bicep still didn’t feel super good.

NAPF Week 2 Day 4

SSB: 2@413.4/187.5, 457.5/207.5, 501.5/227.5, 523.6/237.5(PB)
Bench: 4×3@369.3/167.5, 4×2@380.3/172.5, 1×8@314.2/142.5

Great workout tonight, hit a new PB on the SSB which I haven’t done in a long time.

NAPF Week 2 Day 3

Sumo Deadlift: 2@485/220, 496/225, 507.1/230, 518.1/235, 529.1/240, 540.1/245(less than 3minutes rest)
Chest Supported Rows: 8@225/102.1, 245/111.1, 265/120.2, 275/124.7

Had to cut two sets out of my deadlifts and skip deficit pulls, my right glute is still very unhappy with sumo deadlifts.

NAPF Week 2 Day 2

SSB: 2@413.4/187.5, 457.5/207.5, 479.5/217.5, 501.5/227.5
Speed Conv Deadlift: 8×1@496/225 w/45 sec rest
Bench: 5×3@325.2/147.5
Lat Pulldown: 3×15 w/green band
External Rotations: 2×8 w/10lbs

Nice workout today, had to make up and combine Monday/Tuesday since I missed yesterday. It worked out well and felt like a solid day.

NAPF week 2 day 1

Bench: 4×3@369.3/167.5, 2×2@380.3/172.5 and a rep out with it for 6 reps
2 board: 1×2@407.9/185

Finally able to bench, my bicep hurt a bit but much better thanks to my wife.