Things have been busy, busy, busy at work. It’s my last few days working on the project here in Lima, and there are still quite a few loose ends to tie. Nevertheless, I made sure to get to the gym this evening, and do the following exercises.
- Hang power cleans
- Single-leg back extensions
- Horizontal pullups
- Side-to-side pullups
- (Medicine ball) 1-2-3 throws
- Dynamic planks
My legs and glutes were still sore from doing Bulgarian split squats two days ago, and I was thinking of not pushing myself too much. However, my right wrist has sufficiently healed so I did not feel any pain when doing the catch portion of the power cleans. I thought it was a good time to try to progress the loading on this exercise and set/rep combination (4X5), and I almost succeeded, just missing the very last rep.
Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to push myself as hard with side-to-side pullups. Perhaps I used up my power on the power cleans, perhaps it was the different set of pullup bars. I do know that pullups are much tougher when done toward the end of the session instead of the beginning!
There were no medicine balls at the gym I go to here in Lima, so instead of throwing a medicine ball, I substituted with a dumbbell instead. I made sure to hold instead of throw it in the “throw” movement though!