Press – 5/5/5+
42#/49#/55# (8 reps)
5 x 25
5 x 5 – 35#
1A) BB Rows – 5 x 5 – 55#
1B) Single Arm KB press – 5 x 2/arm – 8kg
5 x 50 yards
Fiddling around with assistance work today. As this was International Ninja Day, I will quote Bruce Lee and say “Keep what is useful, discard what is not.” Or something like that. Sorry Bruce.
What I liked: the band pull-aparts, the farmer’s walks, the kettlebell presses. I even kinda like the curls. I know they get a bad rap, but I’ve found bicep strength useful when trying to escape arm bars in judo – particularly when applied by ninjas.
What I didn’t like: the rows. They make my back hurt. Buh-bye, rows.
Good news – I have acquired the lumber necessary to build my own squat rack. Now all I have to do is drill a gazillion holes and screw it all together and I’m in business, baby!