2015-07-23 training log

So in the spirit of “having fun again”, I opted to work up to a 1RM on deadlift.

I haven’t deadlifted proper in a while. But I do believe all the stiff-legged deadlifts have been good for me. It felt weird to actually properly (conventional) deadlift today — just haven’t been in that position in a while. But I got back into the groove and things went alright.

Worked up easily, and I told myself if I hit 405 I’d be happy. And I did, and I am. I actually felt I had a little more in me, maybe could have done 425. But I was short on time and well, the 405 was “good enough”. I should be able to have a good short programming cycle based off 405, and the end goal of that is to move 405 better than I moved it today (e.g. faster, better form) and allow myself to work up even more if I want to.

All in all, I’m happy to be in the place I am right now. Sure I’ve lost strength since I started Defattening a year ago, but I’ve also lost a lot of weight too. 🙂 And what I can see is that I’ve gained a reasonable portion of my strength back, and getting back to my prior 1RM’s really won’t take much longer. I mean, heck… 2 days ago I set a lifetime PR on bench, so that’s awesome. My best squat was 325 and I am going to program 315 for this upcoming cycle. Best deadlift is 445 and given what I did today I’m pretty close. It’s like a cycle or two and I’ll be setting new lifetime PR’s AND at a lighter bodyweight too. Win!

Of course, I do have another (long) round of fat-loss to go through over the next 3-4 (or more) months. But at least I feel like if I work it right and well, muscle and strength loss should be minimal and then afterwards I should be able to program well and get things back on track towards my next goal of 3/4/5.

So, I’m happy. All is good.

This is my last gym session for a little while. Taking a no-deload deload, and will hit things again hard in about 10 days.

  • Deadlift
    • 135 x 5
    • 185 x 4
    • 225 x 3
    • 275 x 2
    • 315 x 1
    • 365 x 1
    • 385 x 1
    • 405 x 1
  • BB Curl
    • 70 x 8
    • 70 x 8
    • 70 x 8

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