Originally Posted by will-work4andro
typically a thicker bar will make it harder to grip...at least that's what i always thought.
regardless...i'm super excited to follow the process to the contest...strength fascinates me
I think the grip is easier going from standard to Olympic, the standard is too small and sort of hurts the hands while the Olympic feels more natural. I think it gets harder when the bar is bigger than Olympic size.
Thanks for following along Andro!
Military Press 150 lb 3x5
Squat 190 lb 3x10
Pendlay Row 195 lb 3x5
On my previous progression I got 150 on the Military Press, but failed on 155. So next workout I will go up 2.5 to 152.5 lb. Squats felt good, Pendlay are about at their max. I will go for 200 next time but I must admit on my last two reps I was using the hips. I am still excited though, because in August, 200 lb was my max for 1 rep of the Pendlay Row!
13 minutes GPP:
4 minutes Tabata Front Squat 95 lb
9 minutes miscellaneous - T push-ups, swiss ball toe touches, bodyweight exercises
Musical motivation - Soul Fly;
This song really rocks! I'll post lyrics...