January 22, 2006

4 responses to Week 3: Unrestrained fun

  1. Alberto Caraballo Says:

    Kris, you’ve really hit your stride lately. I’m real happy for you, kick ass on the squats and benches.
    Just one question, though. I thought the bar swings out of the way on a monolift when operated by the handle, but you take walkouts from it instead. Is this by intention?

  2. Kris Says:

    Thanks for the encouragement!

    The reason I do walkouts in the monolift is basically because I don’t want to disturb Måns every time I am about to do a set as he is also going through his workout. When he is there as a spotter I don’t want him occupied with the handle if something hits the fan. Like most of us, I am also accustomed to setting up by walking out. In the WPO Semifinals, it was said that many of the lifters, especially from the former East Bloc, were doing their first lifts off a monolift since they are not yet common over there. This was reflected in a general tendency to ask for too high a starting position. A couple of lifters also did the walkout despite the hooks swinging out of the way. The first time this happened the spotters grabbed him as they thought he was losing the bar. Come to think of it, the walkout is probably pretty good for core strength too.

  3. Scott Says:

    How was your back following the squats with the cambered bar? I’d guess it hits a little above the injury zone, but certainly close enough to be felt.
    Incidentally, your benching is looking pretty solid. 2006 is destined to be a good year for you.

  4. Kris Says:

    Hope you’re right about 2006. Funny as it is, I didn’t even have any stiffness worth mentioning after the cambered bar squats. I might still be forced to eat another bite of the old hat, but so far this new approach to rehabilitation has been working wonders. Not done with my PRing quite yet…

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