2013-12-18 training log

Achievement unlocked – 1000# total (and a deadlift PR too)

Wendler 5/3/1 program, cycle 26, week 3

  • Work Set – Deadlift (working max: 410#)
    • 185 x 5
    • 225 x 5
    • 275 x 3
    • 315 x 1
    • 365 x 1 (went mixed grip)
    • 405 x 1 (added belt)
    • 440 x 1 (PR)

All that mattered today was hitting 440#. Not only a deadlift PR (20# over my last PR), but that gave me my 1000# total (315 squat, 245 bench press, 440 deadlift).

Again I know. This isn’t a real 1000# total because it wasn’t at a meet, or even a mock meet. Still, before you can total 1000# there you gotta do it like this, and this was the milestone, the goal, I set out to achieve.

As you can see, the work-up was not according to the 5/3/1 template; that wasn’t today’s point. The point was to hit the number. So just some light warmups, then single all the way up. Remember my knee problems? Well, I’ve been managing it pretty well with Advil and ice, so that’s leading me to believe it’s just inflammation. But it opted to come back pretty strong during the session. Just dealt with it (it’s pretty sore now, as I sit and type this). The 440 actually went up wicked easy — I was surprised. I was very “in the zone” and hellaciously determined to make this because it meant a few things:

1. a new deadlift PR
2. hitting the 1000# total
3. with satisfying #2, I could start down the path towards my next goal… which could only start after I hit 1000, and I am so ready to start work on that next goal.

What’s the next goal? I’ll detail it in the coming logs, but my work towards it starts immediately.

Friday I’ll still Press as usual, then going to take next week off… feeling pretty beat up, it’s Christmas week, time off work, so the timing of everything is good for some serious rest and recoup.

Merry Christmas, y’all.

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