2017-03-23 training log


So first deadlift session of the new program and oh man…

Deadlifts themselves went well. It really reinforces how much I like going for rep PRs. Today’s top set did set a 10 rep PR for me. I wanted to stick with double-overhand grip as long as I could, and I did, then switched to mixed grip to finish things out.

The pyramid down sets. Oof. They were good, but it was rather evident that pushing towards “failure” was starting to blow up my lower back. Good way, but still. I certainly stopped not because of my legs, but because the lower back said that was enough. So I guess there’s a weak point. 😉

I wanted to continue working back down, thinking that going for failure with the warm-up weights would just be high-rep silly. So instead, switch to RDL to continue the work down. Nope. Again, the lower back had enough. In fact, I couldn’t finish. I went down for the 2nd set of RDLs and my body said “don’t be stupid”.

I tried doing hypers. Nope.

Now, if I sat and rested a good 15-20 minutes, things would have been fine to continue, but I don’t have that sort of time. I just did my leg curls and packed it up (forgot to do my ab work).

So I’m not sure what to do.

Part of me thinks I should just do the top set AMRAP and then leave it alone. Switch to something else that does more hamstring work, like maybe just RDL for higher reps (6-10). Or I may just stick with this, maybe instead of RDL in fact work the rest of the way down with conventional deadlifts. Don’t know right now. Going to have to think about this.

  • Deadlift
    • 170 x 5
    • 210 x 5
    • 250 x 3
    • 275 x 5
    • 315 x 5
    • 355 x 10 (10 rep PR)
    • 315 x 7
    • 275 x 7
  • RDL
    • 250 x 4
  • Hyperextensions
    • BW x nope
  • Leg Curls
    • 35 x 12
    • 35 x 12
    • 35 x 12
  • Crunches
    • forgot….