Just some restoration work

Went back to the gym today to keep moving and to start getting my body ready for the next competition.  I ended up doing some easy sets of front squats and some very light bench pressing.  My shoulders were pretty tender so two sets of 3 with 225 was plenty.

Front squats:  135x10, 185x5, 225x3x5 sets
Bench Press:  45x10, 95x10, 135x5, 185x5, 225x3x2 sets

Met a very interesting lifter at the gym today. I very rarely if ever see anyone lifting big weights and when I got to the weight room, there was a very stout, older guy (meaning about my age) absolutely toying with some 405+ lb squats.  He saw my lifting shoes and asked me if I did any olympic lifting or powerlifting.  I told him that I competed in powerlifting, mostly at the local level.  

His name was Dr. Michael Mangan and besides being very, very strong, he was very friendly and offered me a very good tip with respect to my bench press set up.  He actually said I had a good arch but needed to get more lumbar extension to get my hips closer to my shoulders.  I worked on this and it did seem to improve my tightness and stability.

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