2012-11-16 training log – Wendler 5/3/1 program, cycle 15, deadlift 1

Yeah, you shouldn’t work out when you’re sick… but it’s the only way to feel better. At least I went when the gym was empty.

“Week 1”

  • 5 reps – Deadlift (working max: 345#)
    • 1x5x140 (warmup)
    • 1x5x175
    • 1x3x210
    • 1x5x225 (work)
    • 1x5x260
    • 1x9x295 (rep PR)
  • Asst. #1 – Deadlift
    • 1 x 6 x 225
    • 1 x 6 x 225
    • 1 x 6 x 185
    • 1 x 6 x 185
    • 1 x 10 x 135
  • Foam Rolling

A couple days ago I started feeling sick. Nothing major (e.g. knocked down with the flu, curled up in the fetal position in bed), but sore and scratchy throat, stuffy/runny nose, mild cough, more sneezing than usual. I’ve been well enough to work my job, just from home so I don’t spread my germs around (joys of being a programmer). Yeah, I probably shouldn’t have gone to lift, but I went very early when no one else would be around. And really… it was the best I’ve felt in the past couple days — I could breathe! 🙂

The work sets went great. I felt strong. I set a rep PR. Of course, I’ve lifted far more than 295, but last time I specifically did 295 I only got 8 reps. So getting 9 was welcome. The cool thing was truly feeling it in my hamstrings and glutes — they were worked hard.

I did think about pulling a “jack shit” today, but I opted to cool down with some additional deadlifts. I intentionally kept the reps at 6 and slowly worked my way down. After that, just foam rolled and left. I skipped the chins and abs work, because that was enough… I did have to remember I was sick, so totally killing myself isn’t a good thing.

But this was just what I needed. It lifted my spirits. I might regret the lifts if I get more ill because I’ve broken my body down a little more, but well… I’ll deal with it. 🙂

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