New toy in the gym.
My new toy!!
In other news, my thick handled dumbbell arrived on Wednesday so i had a go at single arm pressing it.
|Project Goliath Dumbbell|
Thats it above set up with 75kg. Handle is about 2 inches thick which is slightly thinner then an ‘Inch’ dumbbell. All very confusing but generally the thicker the handle the more difficult a dumbbell is to press. And the Inch dumbbell is named after Thomas Inch and nothing todo with an ‘inch’.
|Thomas Inch Dumbbell.|
Anywho. You can load it up to 100kg, which is good to know in terms of progression. As you can see above, i did a bit of weight tapering, so i had a 2.5kg and a 5kg closest to the handle to allow a bit of wrist movement and therefore more comfort on the shoulder before you press it. If i was to go much heavier then it would have to be all 10kg plates so it’ll become harder to lift purely because of the awkwardness. Onto the video. This is me getting the 75kg press. It took me about 6 attempts just getting used to the bloody thing. Also as you can see, flip flops and raining. Not ideal. 😀
The aftermath was a bit of a poorly finger and a bit of strapping where the DB dug into me. Dunno why i took a picture.
All in all, happy with my new tool, very happy with my sports massage. I’m planning to deload and rest all of next week and take a week off events training as well to try and help my lower back recover fully. I’ve also got a few more sessions lined up for sports massage so it’s all looking good!
Last but not least…