Thursday, May 9, 2013

Deadlift Thursday: 7, Bitch. Count Em

8 reps @ 60 kgs
5 reps @ 100 kgs
5 reps @ 140 kgs
3 reps @ 180 kgs
1 reps @ 220 kgs
7 reps @ 240 kgs PR

Kroc rows
left 6 reps @ 80 kgs
right 10 reps @ 60 kgs
left 6 reps @ 70 kgs
right 10 reps @ 60 kgs TPR

Lat pulldowns
10 reps @ plate 15
10 reps @ plate 16
10 reps @ plate 17

TWO HUNDRED and forty kilograms - or pretty much five hundred and thirty pounds - was near enough my one rep max around June/July 2012, the time of the first ever PTC Perth novice deadlift comp and the 2nd Strongman National Qualifier. I know I pulled 250 in round 1, but it was a feat I could not replicate because I was still under-eating to speed up my recomposition and get to 125 kilos bodyweight.*

I actually managed 5 reps of 240 a few months later, after I got my routines overhauled and started eating like a fiend leading up to Am Nats... I was pretty freaking happy that night. So imagine how happy I am right now?

Yessir, tonight I repped that same weight, and beat my previous best by 2... pretty much. I'm told my right hand grip was failing from the second rep, so I'm just glad I could keep it up for as long as I did. And I didn't completely lock out the last one. It would have been 3 red lights for a Powelifter, but a pass for a Strongman... and I am the latter. Dan was betting I wouldn't break my previous record, coz he's an asshole like that. Count them, Danny boy. Neener neener.

In other news; in the age of the internet, it took 4 business days, several phone calls and an apparent total loss of basic data entry skills (like 'am I using the correct fax number?') to get the MRI results to the GP who referred me for it. They finally arrived around 5 this afternoon, and I will be making an appointment in the morning.

Events training this saturday is gonna be brutal.

*That mission was accomplished some time ago, though I'm back up to 128 now, and everything fits just as good (or better)... but then I straight don't give a shit, so long as I'm strong: that's the attitude which has gotten me this far, at least.

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