2012-07-12 workout – Wendler 5/3/1 program, Deadlift/Press 1
What was I thinking, increasing volume!
- 5 reps – Deadlift (working max: 345#)
- 1x5x140 (warmup)
- 1x5x225 (work)
- 5 reps – Press (working max: 155#)
- 2x5x45 (warmup)
- 1x5x100 (work)
- Asst. #1 – DB Rows
- 2 x 10 x 80
- Asst. #2 – Pulldown Abs
- 2 x 12 x 80
- Asst. #3 – Dips
- 2 x 8 x BW (around 235)
- Asst. #4 – DB Hammer Curls
- 2 x 10 x 30
I hit it pretty hard today, really went out on the deadlifts. I figure it’s a rep PR. I’ve been looking back over training logs and I see how many reps I did at X weight and I try to at least match tho prefer to exceed. I did that with deadlifts. I matched with Press. I wanted to exceed with press but it just wasn’t going to happen without blowing things out.
Then I hit assistance work and geez… after 2 sets my body said enough. I could have pushed through and done a third set, but it’s about being submaximal, about less is more, and geez… it’s assistance work. Not going to sweat it.
Going to 4 sets on assistance… what was I thinking?