Joined: 31 Mar 2006
Location: Hays, KS
Styles: Taekwondo, Combat Hapkido, Aikido, GRACIE, Police Krav Maga, SPEAR
|Posted: Sun Mar 12, 2023 7:18 pm Post subject:
|I think i used to use a very similar hammer strength pressing machine in the gym. Generally most people counted the weight as the total weight on the machine as most people were pressing both limbs. One thing i did notice on it though was I always found i could lift a LOT more on it (likely due to the reduced demand on stabiliser muscles). At the time i would struggle and hit 2-3 reps with 75kg in a bench press but could easily rep out 8-10 with 110kg on the hammer machine. Might be worth factoring that in when planning loads etc
Yeah, I expected this going into it. If I could bench press without pain, I would, but anything I can sub to train the chest a bit, I'm willing to compromise on. I'm starting out really low so that I can keep a bead on how my shoulders feel going forward with the movement.
Squats: 45x5x2, 135x5, 185x3, 265x1, 295x5, 295x5, 295x5.
Press: 45x5x2, 75x5, 100x3, 130x1, 150x5, 150x5, 150x5.
Lat Pull-downs: 142.5x10, 142.5x10, 142.5x10.
Iso-lateral Bench Press: 30x10, 30x10, 30x10 (15).
A decent session here, and then, over the weekend, I got sick. Some cold bug, and I was coughing so hard that it made my back and stomach muscles really sore. So, I've missed a week of training, and am likely to miss some more. The cough isn't nearly as bad as it was, but I still notice some fatigue.
As per usual, life deloads me.