2016-11-17 training log

Today was short and sweet. I got a bit of a late start, and had to be somewhere early, so I opted to do a “jack shit” approach and just deadlift and make the most of it.

I sometimes like doing that because sometimes I pace myself to leave things in the tank to still give proper due to the assistance work. When I do “jack shit, I really try to eek every bit of work out of it I can. So today when I worked up, I felt I might have normally shut down around rep 7 or 8, but I kept going not to try to grind out more reps and get sloppy, but to really hunker-down into good form and pushing to get the most out of every rep. That 9th rep actually felt really awesome. I didn’t feel sloppy, but I felt really nicely worked — haven’t felt that sort of response in my posterior chain in a while. It was pretty cool. I felt like it was a very productive session, despite being brief.

That said, the reps went well. Felt very good, very strong today. Making good progress.

5/3/1-based program

  • Deadlift
    • 150 x 5
    • 190 x 5
    • 230 x 3
    • 265 x 3
    • 305 x 3
    • 340 x 9 (9RM PR)