Nothing to special last night in Forza gym. I got a quick squat session in, working up to 365/5. Then I hit some barbell shrugs 135/10, 185/10/10/10/10.
This weekend I will be tentatively planning my training cycle for my meet on August 2, 2014. My training partner Tim will be competing as well. We competed a couple times in the fall, but have not stepped on the platform since November.
Tim is primed for a big total. He has great squat numbers, and an even better pull. Once he gets his bench on track, he will easily total over 1300 at 181.
I am still planning on a 550/325/500. Nothing really special in the big picture of raw numbers, but big enough for me. I am confident I will hit those numbers come August. I have a fantastic support system in place and a fairly well-equipped garage gym that meets my needs at this time. Most importantly, my wife continues to be supportive and understanding during this time. I train at night, when our son goes down for the evening. This is usually between 8pm and 9pm, after the house has been cleaned after dinner.
Squat: 45/10, 135/10, 185/5, 225/5, 275/5, 315/5, 365/5
Barbell Shoulder Shrugs: 135/10, 185/10/10/10/10
Training and Throwing...
Today was an interesting training day for me. I only have one athlete left competing at Nazareth College this postseason. He is qualified for the East Coast Athletic Conference (ECAC) Championships in two weeks in the hammer. Today, against my better judgement, I decided to throw the hammer with him. Up until today, I have not thrown the hammer in five years. The last time I threw was in October, 2009, at a meet at Bowling Green. That was not my best day, hitting a mark just over 52 meters. Today I hit 3 throws over 50 meters! I am still shocked that I was able to do that after not picking up a hammer in 5 years.
My training session did not go as well as my throwing session, but everyday cannot be an amazing day. Just gotta keep on keeping on.
Bench: 45/15/15, 95/10, 135/10, 185/5, 215/5, 235/5
Ring Pull-Ups: Attempted one, but my right elbow would not let me have it today. I felt the screws get tight, and that was it.
Green Band Pull-Ups: 5/5/5
Bodyweight Push-Ups: 10/10/10
Orange/Red Band Face-Pulls: 10/10/10/10
Dr. Infurna is an active powerlifter and thrower. He has recently shifted his focus to training for Triathlon races. His next race is the Rochester Sprint Triathlon at the end of August, 2019.