5-8-11: Fat Bar Hangs

5-8-11, Sunday


Did these with the same 2 and 3/8″ diameter PVC handles as last time. 

Bodyweight was 220lbs.

-1st set was 20 seconds.  Hurt from the first second onward.  Used a thumbless grip.  This is a 5-second improvement over my previous best time.  Mainly due to relaxation of my shoulder – which is quite hard when it’s hurting while under tension. 

-2nd set was 12 seconds.  Did this hang 13 minutes after the first set.  Could’ve held on longer – but the tension in my left shoulder was pretty high and I called it a day.

I tested this exercise – knowing full well it was probably going to test poorly – and it of course tested worse than my baseline range of motion test.  I’m mentioning this because it actually tested a bit better (while still testing worse than baseline) this time than it did on the 5th.  This might be a case of loosening my shoulder up enough to eventually be able to do the exercise and have it test better than baseline. 

About bencrush

42-year old multiple USAWA record holder who enjoys grip strength training, bending steel, and sharing my knowledge of training in both areas.
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