“If its important, you WILL find a way. if not, you will find an excuse.”
Tuesday night was time for some deadlifts. Got to the gym later than I had planned on, but I had a phone call that I was waiting on, and had to take when it came in. For those of you who don’t know, Josh Bryant has been doing all of my deadlift programming. Its heavy, and a lot of volume, and as you will see below, very effective. This workout wasn’t even close to being within the parameters of what he had programmed, but Im still dealing with the stuff from the past week, and while its getting better, I still used it as an opportunity to get my head right for a bit.
Warmups were the same as Saturday night. This set me up very well for squatting, and seemed that it did the same for me for pulling as well. Also helped me get nice and warm, as it was 52 degrees at EFS when I walked in the door.
Hips, hamstrings, upper and lower back, quads, IT Bands, calves
About 20 minutes for all of the above muscle groups
I pulled all of the reps up to 415 with a hook grip. The 415 didn’t go, so I switched it up to the standard mixed grip from there. I put the belt on at 595, and obviously added the chalk in as well. The 735 was 10 pounds over my best meet deadlift, and a raw PR. My best pull ever is 755, and that was in a deadlift suit, and the pedal all the way down on the gas. In hindsight, the 775 was a bad choice for an attempt,. but I was feeling abnormally good. It made it to my knees, and died there. It just put the brakes on.
Neutral Grip Chins
10 sets of 3
Chest Supported Rows
1 plate 5×12
The chins were done in-between sets of Shrugs and goodmornings. I would do a set of shrugs, then a set of chins, and back to shrugs until I was done with the shrugs, then the same thing with the good mornings. Rest period was roughly 20 seconds longer than it took me to walk back and forth across the gym from station to station.
Overall, it went very well. Was actually a big PR for me, and doubly exciting, as I hadn’t been training for it other than just training to “get stronger.” Hopefully this trend continues, as between this workout and the last, its been two of the best workouts I have had in a long time.