Similar to yesterday, today was my first upper body training session since November, 2013. At the WNPF meet I lifted at in Philadelphia, I benched a whole 135lbs. I then passed my next two attempts. I did this because at the time I thought I had re-injured my right tricep muscle/tendon. I ruptured my right tricep tendon in June of 2012. In my training leading up to this particular meet, I thought I did it again, so I took a token bench to ensure my squat would be upheld.
Floor Bench: 2x10 bar, 2x5 95lbs., 3x5 135lbs.
Grey Band Assisted Pull-Ups: 2x5, 1x3-Horrible attempts, and I almost tipped over my cage doing so. It will need to be either bolted to the garage floor or bolted to a lifting platform I am going to build this weekend.
Body Weight Push-Ups: 3x10
EZ Bar Curls: 1x10 bar, 3x10 bar+20lbs.
Red Band Tricep Pushdowns: 3x10
My tricep feels fine. I finished this workout about an hour ago and still feel a pump in my biceps and triceps. Summer is almost here, and I need to look good in our pool.
Today I got my first training session in of my program geared towards the WNPF Upstate meet on August 2, 2014. I would like to start off by stating that I have not got a lifting session in since my last meet in November, 2013. I am starting fairly fresh, and extremely light. With that in mind, this is what my training session consisted of today:
Squat: 2x10 bar, 2x10 95lbs., 2x10 135lbs., 2x5 185lbs., 2x5 225lbs.
Barbell Shrugs: 1x15 bar, 3x10 95lbs.
Orange Band Goodmornings: 3x10
Plate Front Raises: 3x10 with a 25lb. plate
Some of you that may be reading this may be thinking to themselves, "Why would this person post such low numbers for the world to see?"
I will leave you with this, it is not where you start, but where you finish that matters most.
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.