7x140 - Can't compare to any recent PRs.
4x6 - 165
1x6 - 60s - Finally got this PR.
1x1:F - 60s*
2x6 - 55s
1x3:F - 60s
1x4:F - 55s - Should've gone down to 50s.
1x6 - 100
2x20sec - 105s
1x23sec:F - 105s
*This may seem silly but my sweatpants get sweaty, stick to my leg and seriously inhibit mobility. It bugs me when I try to kick up into a handstand, practice windmills, and set up a nice wide leg position when benching. In this particular set the lack of stability made my arm come too high. I thought it would hurt my shoulder so I dropped it.
So before every set that came after this one I rolled my pant legs up and I didn't have any more stability problems, which is why I came back to 60s in the fifth set.
Might've gotten less pull-ups because my upper back was tired from yesterday's bent-over rows. I did them a little differently. I really focused on using my upper back to get the bar up and only using leg drive to finish the rep at the top. I remember it definitely felt like my back had more tension in it yesterday and my legs weren't working as hard.
Hey, thanks man! Posts like that are really a pleasant surprise.
And, today's breakdancing workout.
Seem to be at a dead end here. Experiment with rotating around more off the collapse.
Got a bunch of OK ones instead of one good one like I normally do. Getting extremely tight in the belly and ass, I mean really tight, not even breathing, is helping a lot with getting at least 6-7 second ones. Yeah, I breathe eventually once I get situated.
Solid. Consistent. Now working on chaining them.
Working on cutting down transition time, made a slight improvement today actually.
extra footwork/headswipe practice
Kept getting winded when I did too much stuff in one set. Might be due to all that work^^^^ but maybe it's because I have poor conditioning. Doesn't really matter to me either way; I can keep my sets short and sweet in the future and what's really important to me now is learning windmills.
Right bicep: 12 3/4" (no change)
Left bicep: 13" (no change)
Right thigh: 23" (no change)
Left thigh: 22 1/4" (no change)
My theory on the weight is that last week was spring break so I wasn't walking around school so I gained weight. This week I was at school though, lugging around my backpack and such so I lost those 2 pounds.
Chest loss is natural for a deload week. Don't know why my hips went up suddenly. But I doubt I'll continue to pack on 1/2" every week back there so I'm not worried.
Today I focused on windmills a little bit more. I am overcome with an intense desire to get this move down. I was told by one more experienced than me in the way of bboying that I should work on fixing my "collapse" part of the windmill, which is basically the first half of the motion where I go to my back and spin. Which is why I did backspins today.
Left hand close to right hand on the collapse gives the best backspin.
Some windmill slow drills
Worked on collapsing well and whipping arms around to stab hard. No visible progress.
Waste of time
Got a 15-second one. Stay TIGHT. Don't even breathe while setting up. Point toes straight up on the handstand. If knees bend it's all over.
Working on chaining them smoothly now.
Transition between moves is improving. I even did a couple full sets with this, I personally thought I was great but I didn't get it recorded.
DB hold - 85s*
*Each DB had a towel folded in half and wrapped around it, with the excess towel fabric hanging off to the outside. This had 3 benefits:
1.(main one) Felt like it hit my forearms more; the heavier DB holds without towels put more stress on my finger joints than my forearms muscles.
2. Callouses from holding onto 105s for 20 seconds at a time were a bitch. Towels protect my beautiful beautiful hands.
3. I don't spend 30 minutes carrying the DBs back and forth from the DB rack.
Geez, this workout took me a little over 2 hours. x.x
9x245 - Beat previous 9x235(9,2) and 7x240(8,3). Wow I am hauling ass with this exercise.
2x10 - 205
1x6:F - 205
2x10 - 195
1x7:F - 195
2x6 - 145
1x5:F - 145
2x6 - 140
R DB curl
1x10 - 10
Today and yesterday I learned how not to be nervous about lifting. By staying calm before sets, taking the time to set up properly, and exhaling on the way up with a rep instead of grunting, I actually improved my performance and dialed down on the obnoxiousness.
Rolling high is helping consistently but I'm still not there yet.
Re-stabbing with hand pointing forward seemed to help. Look into that more.
Didn't time any. Do worse when I time them than when I don't. But I know I got some really good ones.
Working on chaining. Need to get a video so I know how it looks currently. Experiment with exactly when is the best time to go onto back. Work on not stopping mid-swipe.
Getting better. Working on variations which are not nearly as easy as I'm adding in different footwork moves and such.
Some more headswipe stuff
2 towels - 95s
Massive increase in time possibly due in part to grip being more fresh after a breakdancing day and last Thursday I had someone else count out the seconds for me because the clock at the gym was broken. But still undeniable progress.
Today seemed to be "give marrot deadlift advice day". Two people told me I was hyperextending my back on locking out each deadlift. I am grateful for their advice and focused on just standing up straight. I want to finish each rep properly, but I don't want to hyperextend because that's unsafe.
4x6 - 165
1x3:F - 165
Once again, I think cutting down on the grunting helped improve my performance. Gonna get 6x170 next week. Watch out guys.
Rolling off of re-stab onto back instead of crash-landing. Had one set where I got two re-stabs in a row - consecutive windmills! However, they looked bad and nobody recorded them. Solid progress nonetheless.
Rolling high onto upper back and keeping legs wide were the two main things that helped.
Getting better at making the transition between headswipes smoother.
Getting better at doing the whole set more quickly.
some front handspring practice
Lock shoulders throughout the entire movement, until the very end. This allows feet to hit the ground instead of knees.
some kip-up practice
Power with hips, then visualize feet hitting the ground to avoid landing on knees.