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Tag: Gina Davis-Mireles

8-15/16-14 – Training While Out of Town

 

August 15, 2014
Gina and I traveled to Ohio this weekend to visit her sister. Gina’s sister lives in a part of the country where any strength enthusiast would love to train. Elitefts had a seminar…



6-25-14 ME Upper, Dead Bench PR

I haven’t done this lift for a long time, the dead bench. I start with the bar about 1-2 inches away from my chest and push it up from there. This makes the lift a lot harder for me because there is no eccentric portion that helps me stay tight. I have to create the…



6-10-14 – DE Box Squats

Man was I tired after this session. Most DE lower body days are like this. I had a great session of speed box squats taking only 40 second rest periods between sets. I moved on to sumo deads, which felt great, keeping the same short rest periods between sets. Accessories went as planned. Those seated…



6-9-14 – DE Bench w/Bands

Speed bench with bands.. this is another first for me. It was fun. Especially since the weight was so super low (only 45% of my training max) it was extra easy to explode up quickly. I’m quickly learning that incline bench isn’t my strong point. But it’s just something that I need to work at…



6-6-14 – ME Deficit Deadlifts w/Chains

Another great max effort day in the books, but still some things to work on. This is my first time doing conventional deficit deads, although it was only a deficit of a half inch. Oh and here’s a disclaimer: I hate the belt I’m using; it was on so tight (thanks hubby) that it was…



6-5-14 – ME Floor Press w/Chains

Oops. I completely forgot to record this session until the last max single, in which my butt came up anyways, so yea, no video this session. Sorry fans! I felt great after this session because I was able to get 100 lbs up, PLUS two chains (another 40ish pounds at the top), which is much…



6-3-14 – DE Box Squats

Speed day! Working on that GPP! Squats went well. I was also happy to get back to sumo deadlifts again. Felt great getting my hips back down that low. Accessories were great. First time doing seated dumbbell deadlifts. They were a bitch! I will definitely be feeling it in my abductors and glutes, and lower…



5-30-14 – DE Upper Body

Three by three of all three grips! Moved up the weight a little from last week, everything felt great! I got good leg drive for every rep this session. Today was my first time doing Meadows rows and pistol raises, so those were fun……..not! They weren’t that bad, actually. Just something new.

On a side note,…



5-28-14 – ME Reverse Band Squats & Bands Will Make Her Dance

Form. Form. Form. I mean, I’ve definitely seen worse, but my last max single was UGLY!!! I used the red bands today for reverse (assistance) bands for the first time. It was so weird trying to get set up under the bar for warm ups until I got to a plate. Then I felt like…



5-27-14 – ME Incline Bench & Major Glute Bridge LOL

So today was all kinds of messed up for me. But I worked hard, so it ended well. I started out picking my warm up sets and I jumped too high, too quick, then had to back it down a bit. I forgot incline bench is going to be less than flat bench, duh! My…