I wish my shoulder would stop hurting so bad every time I squat.
Along with all my gains.
I’m my own biggest critic.
I need to stop going to hardcore shows.
Pat Dubar (Uniform Choice)
Pat Dunbar UNIFORM CHOICE!!!
Do we need to drop “weakest link” thinking and just stress the body with big ass weights?
I know I’ve already posted a bunch of powerlifting stuff today, but I think you guys should read this article by Greg Nuckols in defense of smart accessory work and, essentially, powerbuilding.
“Big Paul Wrenn, an underrated yet all time great powerlifter was outstanding relative to his strength levels and achievements. His 975 squat at the 1981 Senior National Powerlifting Championships and 2342 Total were marks that others chased, the latter for many years. This photo from one of the Tennessee State Championships of the mid-1970’s demonstrates more that was typical of that era than not: lifters in wrestling singlets, plywood platforms, “home made” tire rim squat racks, and a lifter, in this case Paul himself, as a former Olympic lifter, turned Odd Lifter, and finally Powerlifter.” [Source]
I’ve been bad at updating this thing as of late, mostly due to finals happening right when my cycle ended, but this was the end of my 10 week cube cycle. Ended with big PRs in all 3 lifts, I think partially due to my last time “maxing” was when I was injured.
545 squat, previous PR 470
305 bench, previous PR 275
515 deadlift, previous PR 463
I enjoyed focusing on weak points in accessory work, seeing as prior to this I had run Smolov and Sheiko, which tend to include less accessory work overall. As of now, I plan on continuing the Cube and I want to compete in 2 USPA meets in the near future, one in Thousand Oaks, CA in late April and one in Santa Barbara, CA in June.