2018-04-05 training log

It feels good to be deadlifting again.

For the longest time the deadlift was my favorite lift. I still enjoy it a great deal, so it felt good to do it again. I’m of course a bit saddened by where my strength is — but this is the tradeoff I’ve had as I’ve detoured to pursue other things. I have to remember it’s a long game, and it’s more about preserving my health than achieving numbers — but I still want the numbers. 😉

Today wasn’t too intensive, per the templates. Stopped well short at 2/fail, which is tough when you want to do more. I am also going to work double-overhand grip as long as I can. I think the gym has a deadlift bar, but I’m not going to use it — there’s an Ohio bar, which has been my preference as of late for everything.

Pause squats felt good to do again as well. I really like doing them and wanted to do more sets – but alas, all programming today is 2 sets. Again, I do want to try to be conservative on my ratings so I don’t blow up into ridiculous amounts of volume. But still, more than 2 sets please.

Oh, and I again forgot to do calf work. I’ll be sure to pick this up next week.

Anyways, good day. Good start to the cycle.

RP Powerlifting, Strength Cycle, week 1

  • Competition Deadlift
    • 135 x 5
    • 225 x 5
    • 315 x 3
    • 345 x 6
    • 345 x 6
  • 45º Back Raise
    • BW+5 x 10
    • BW+5 x 10
  • Pause Squat
    • bar x 5
    • 135 x 5
    • 185 x 3
    • 215 x 6
    • 215 x 6
  • Slant Board Situps
    • BW+15 x 10
    • BW+15 x 10

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