July 30, 2019

Training Log July 28 - Aug 3

Monday July 29

Bench
225 x 5 x 5

Front Squat
115 x 3 x 5

Weighted Chin Ups
BW+10 x 3 x 5

Monday Aug 1

Weighted Chin Ups
BW+10 x 3 x 5

Overhead Press
45 x 3, 95 x 5, 135 x 2 x 5

Romanian Cocaine Deadlifts
95 x 5, 135 x 3 x 5

Saturday Aug 3
Not really a training session, but this is roughly what I did at the Vertical Diet Seminar when we went through the big 3 powerlifting lifts.

Squat
45 x 8, 135 x 5

Deadlift
135 x 3

Bench
45 x 5

This was a heck of a week due to some nerve pain radiating down my left leg. I started the week with a bit of a limp and pain. That prompted me to find a better Chiropractor to get an evaluation + X-rays + in depth adjustment. He also helped me by providing me some stretches to do in addition to calling attention to my posture in light of a slightly curved spine where muscles were excessively pulling it.

All of that, combined with recurring pain when sitting or waking up, lead me down the rabbit-hole of stretching and myofascial release (and a second emergency mid-week adjustment and a day off work to basically stretch all day). I learned about various ways to stretch out my glutes including a variety of lunges, the pigeon stretch, and simply crossing my legs. These stretches helped immensely, yet the pain would return quickly and fairly regularly.  The next and biggest solution came when my fiance noticed a knot in my left glute medius and I began target it by massaging and rolling a ball on it, and later my quads. That combination of muscle groups helped because the tightness of one reinforced tightness in the other. Now I'm rocking with a combo of Advil, cold/heat, stretching, and myofascial release to stave off my proclivity to strain my once-again longer left leg.