Monday, July 6, 2009

Making Progress

I could tell a big difference in my training today. My new regimen is working for me.

Pullup Negatives - 5 x 2
-Last week I could only get 4 sets. Today I made all five. They are still tough on the last four inches. I just hold, hold, hold as long as I can there.
-These give me Z fever.

Open Palm Presses - 5 x 4 L, R
-I did the first set of 4 with a 12 kg kettlebell. Easy.
-The remaining four sets I did with a 25 lb. plate, holding it like a tray in my open hand.
-Two weeks ago, Brad had me try a press with the 25 lb. plate and I couldn't even hold it because my hand and arm shook so badly and my hot spot in my neck/trap/delt area screamed at me.
-Today, they were challenging, but doable, without the shakes!!

1 Arm 1 Leg Deadlifts - 24 kg (53 lbs.) - 4 x 6 L, R
-These are feeling sooooo much better each time I do them. They give me the Z fever; however, that means I'm getting my big toes to grip in and actually do some work.

I am amazed. I feel giddy. I'm anxious to see what I'm capable of, but I know I need to take it one training session at a time. I need to keep doing my Zscription. The payoff will be worth it.


John Roberts, RKC said...

Happy Birthday to you...
and many more!

Amy Jurrens, RKC said...

Thanks, John! How did you know??

John Roberts, RKC said...

I signed on to the RKC forum and there was your birthday cake on the day's calendar. Hope it was a good one!