Overhead mobility issues have nixed push presses. Front squat goal has been accomplished. Deadlift mobility is back. This means a hell of a lot of programming changes all at once, which I generally try to avoid.
I’m trying sets of alternating front and back squat singles, heavy. I’m still figuring out the volume on these.
Alternating sets of pull-ups and box-jumps are changed only in that, in an attempt to push through my normal sticking point of 12-15 pull-ups, I’m doing 3 sets unweighted and then as many weighted sets as necessary to bring the total to 50. So today I did 15, 12, 10 and then added 12kg for sets of 7 then 6.
I moved the deadlift to this point in the workout, to avoid form faults due to fatigue. I also switched back to regular deadlifts because of regained mobility. Warm-ups are done with a snatch grip to make the movement a little more demanding on hip mobility.
Finally, instead of push presses, it’s back to dips. Instead of 3 unweighted sets—which stopped challenging me at repeating 20 reps with 2 to 3 minutes rest—I’m alternating unweighted (stopping at 20) and weighted, for four total sets.
Play workouts remain playful. For the strengthy part I’ll probably be doing weighted lunges, barbell power cleans, and dumbbell snatches. Stretching has become a major focus of the play workouts, specifically overhead prep work.
Onward and upward.
Effort Not Talent, episode 4 million
- Dave Davies: When did you realize you had a gift for communicating with people about science? I mean, you do this in a lot of venues, and have for a long time.
- Neil DeGrasse Tyson: People call it a gift, and that implies you sit there and someone hands it to you. I want to encourage people to not think in terms of gifts, but to think in terms of "wow you work hard to succeed at that!" because that's exactly what I do.
- No, it's not a gift. I was prepared.