2016-02-26 training log

After the “adventure” that was yesterday, today is starting off really well.

Deadlifts went well. First set felt like “oh, this is going to suck”, but second set was awesome and it just went well from there. The last pull was a little off, but not really. Thing is, I’m finding myself trying to get a better groove in my pulls — more of that “pushing the floor away from you” sort of thing. I’m finding that I’m doing a better job at being “centered” and pulling whole-body, not just with my back (which is stronger, relative to everything else). The bar path is a bit better, closer to the body, scraping my shins — it’s good. But that last pull kinda reverted to my old form, so it felt like a “bad pull”. And afterwards I realized I double-overhanded it too… which wasn’t my plan but I did and was happy with. Goes to show how much I’ve been away from deadlifting.

Chins were awesome. I got 8 on my first set — I’ve never done that. 10 is within reach.

Good mornings still feel awkward to me, but I might be starting to get it. Going to 165 felt too heavy, but in doing so I got a better feel for perhaps how things should be going. Plus you really do appreciate that there’s a LOT of abs involved here. I’m semi-tempted to keep doing GM’s, just to try to get better at them and see what they can do for me.

So, really a good day. More reps all around, more weight. Geez, I can’t complain.

AND… I start my cut on Tuesday. I’m looking forward to it in terms of the recomp, but not in terms of the forthcoming 3-4 months of perpetual hunger. But I know it’s for a short time, it’ll be awesome at the end, and then at the end I’ll get to start on a bigger path — about which I’m very excited.

  • Deadlift
  • 185 x 5
  • 225 x 4
  • 255 x 3
  • 290 x 2
  • 315 x 1
  • 320 x 1
  • 340 x 1
  • Chin Up
  • bw x 8
  • bw x 5
  • bw x 3
  • bw x 3
  • bw x 3
  • Good Mornings
  • 95 x 5
  • 135 x 5
  • 165 x 5
  • BB Curls
  • 45 x 20
  • 45 x 20
  • 45 x 15
  • 45 x 12
  • 45 x 12

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