Thursday, May 16, 2013

Deadlift Thursday: My 1 Rep Max, Times Three

8 reps @ 60 kgs
5 reps @ 100 kgs
5 reps @ 140 kgs
3 reps @ 180 kgs
1 reps @ 220 kgs
1 reps @ 240 kgs
3 reps @ 260 kgs PR

Kroc rows
left 5 reps @ 50 kgs
right 5 reps @ 50 kgs
left 8 reps @ 80 kgs TPR
right 10 reps @ 50 kgs
left 10 reps @ 70 kgs
right 10 reps @ 50 kgs
left 7 reps @ 70 kgs
right 10 reps @ 50 kgs TPR

8 reps @ 20 kgs
10 reps @ 15 kgs
10 reps @ 17.5 kgs

WELL that's a pretty good sign I'm on the right track. At the 2012 aussie Strongman Amateur National Championships, this weight was my opening deadlift. I pulled it (eventually), but couldn't manage anything further in that event. Now I'm pretty confidant of a 280 kilo 1RM right freaking now... and maybe I will still have that 300 in time for national qualifiers this year.

Three reps is a little less than I'd predicted, but then I was being too optimistic jumping up 20 kilos every week... now that I'm 100% back and pushing through to new levels of strength, lo and behold! Shit's getting hard again...

Tonight I was using all new equipment; I finally broke out my Power Grips 2.0 from Gripped Fitness Australia, to make sure grip strength on the right wasn't a liability. They certainly came in handy (though note to self; no matter the thickness of the bar, always go double overhand when using grips or straps), as did my new lever belt, also from the Gripped 'Hard Core' range.

The technical PRs on Krocs were another great positive; with enough space and free equipment, I am able to alternate between the left and right faster using two benches. This allows me to train with an intensity similar to what I can accomplish when using the same weight DB for both, on the one bench.

Started too heavy with the pinwheelz, and all of a sudden was feeling weak again. Hehehe.

What a great session this was!

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