So today was pushpress day, and I was struggling.
Warmups: usual stuff, see days 1 and 2
Primary work: Pushpress is a solid, all body exercise. I do elbows to knees pushpress, which sometimes gets called a front squat to shoulder press. The objective is total body work, with a strong focus on core and legs, and building explosive power. I try to move the bar upwards as fast as possible and lower it slowly. While in general that’s the objective of all lifts, it’s a strong focus in this one because going from a front squat to a full vertical involves so much stabilizing.
I was dying. Just getting the sets was a labor, so no assistance on primary work.
Still felt terrible. Had a hard time breathing, kept burping, and never got that I’m-ready feeling. Skipped heavy weight to do assistance.
Just a hard day. I’m glad it’s done.