I"m definitely considering DDP yoga. Been fooling around with strength lifting for Deadlift, bench, squat, overhead press, and row, then just bodybuilding basics for secondary stuff. But I might just really fosuc on some strength (5/3/1, but actually do it the real way) and yoga.
I really hurt my lower back trying to hit a PR on overhead press. Still was bothering me on deadlifts today. Couldn't do 3 x 5 on only 315, pretty upset about that.
T'was my first full body non-meet-prep workout in over a year I'd guess. Operation squat gains/gut-be-gone hath commenced.
1. Squat 5/3/1 (5 week); resetted training max down to 345 because new shoes/wide stance/start too light principle.
- worked up to 10x295 without a belt. My legs and feet were falling apart in pain from the shoes/tightness from Sumo a few days ago so I did a double at 330 then took my Adipowers off and proceeded on.
2a. Bench 5x5 @ 85% of 245 Training Max or 210lbs.
2b. Kroc Rows 5x10 per hand with 70lbs dumbbell.
-band pull aparts between warmup bench sets. 5x5@210 was fucking intense but I never came close to failing so I was pleased.
3a hamstring curls (this will be reverse hypers next week)
3b EZ curls 3x12
3c 3 sets decline situps
3d triceps pushdowns
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My first ever Sumo money set was 9x340. Bonus points for minimal pain during/after! Overhead Press was only a tough 150x8 after that and I hit 150x10 last week, so I suppose I learned the hard way that deadlift obviously drains a fair chunk of energy. Did leg extensions and bent lateral raises for prehab during the pressing. Abs/biceps/good mornings before some farmers carries and I called it a day! This full body shit is exciting to program and fuck around with. I'm a fan.
SUMOS!!!! hell yeah. Sometimes if I don't hit what I wanted on deadlifts, I'll add on some sumos. Sometimes I'll just do them anyways. Love them. I have an issue with my left hamstring and I find it much better, easier, when doing Sumos. Stiff legs are about aqual to deadlifts for me.
Saw some discussion about DDP Yoga. Yeah, I'm heavy into it right now. Not because I want to lose weight (at least that's not the concern atm), but because I'm fairly certain I've got a herniated disc in my low back. Sciatic nerve pain shooting down my left calf almost into my foot. Hurt it lifting improperly at work a couple months back. Yeah, probably not the "strained muscle" the doctor diagnosed it as.
L&I closed my case without my knowledge, so I'm in limbo and can't get any treatment until they approve my appeal. So, in the meantime, I've been doing alot of DDP. First few times were hell. Excruciating. Couldn't do down dog at all, pushups had to be on my knees, folding forward was a definite FUCKNO and so on. Almost just said fuck it until I saw these...
Fuckin spot on with my situation. Except on his right side...and a bit worse . Gave me hope that if Jericho can work a fuckin wrestling match with his herniated disc, I can at least go back to work pain free. Week and a half later, I'm still in pain, yeah. But, getting up in the morning (which is the absolute worst pain-wise) is easier. Not by much, but definitely noticeable. I'm really hopin to pull a Jericho here and fix this shit.
Anybody else use DDP Yoga to rehab an injury? Not the typical reason to use it, but just thought I'd throw my two cents in there.
Was doing so well slimming down, had just 4 pounds to go. Then I went out for dim sum
Ended up eating literally thousands of calories. Pork buns, pork cakes, a whole order of general tsao's chicken, multiple cups of rice, lo mein, it just kept coming and then I followed it up with a milk shake
So I gained 3.6 pounds even though most is probably water weight.
Went for a 6 mile run and kept calories really low today to make up for it. Going to go really hard the next week and finish this off.
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