I have decided that there are a couple of things I have misplaced (to say I lost them would mean I can't get them back and that just ain't so...)
#1 - My grip
#2 - My deadlift
#3 - My pull-ups
These are the things that I have neglected most in the past year and a half + since my ventral hernia became an issue in 2009. But it is now time to get back on the train there and get these back.
Too that end I have started using the 2x4 Pinch Block by Ryan Pitts (recommended by Dennis Rogers and my friend David Whitley) daily for a couple of sets of pinch block wrist curls or pinch block curls. Oh and I will be doing some double underhand bending a few days a week as well.
I have also started to get serious about my foot strength - performing lower leg exercises each day as well and building toward classic single leg calf raises.
I feel this will be an integral part of getting my deadlift back believe it or not.
Pull-ups - I just have to start doing them again - period. My house is a classic true 2x4 and 2x6 house where doorway pull-up bars don't work so I have to create a situation where I can get my pull-ups in in a consistent manner.
Some of this will require that I join my local gym again. It's a great place actually that is powerlifting and strongman friendly.
The theme for my training will be coming from Pavel and Dan John's upcoming book which I have been lucky to get a sneak peak of and it is going to be really, really good!
Movement Prep - 16 kg Get-up progressions for ASLR and Shoulders
16 kg Get-ups x 3 singles each side
2/24 kg KB Long Cycle Clean and Jerk x 5 reps x 10 sets
Decided that I had been overextending a bit in my previous long cycle practice and will be approaching that part of my training with a different perspective.