Friday, June 28, 2013

Deadlift Friday: Ready for Something Really Heavy?

8 reps @ 70 kgs
5 reps @ 120 kgs
5 reps @ 170 kgs
1 reps @ 220 kgs
1 reps @ 260 kgs
3 reps @ 275 kgs / 606 lbs PR

Kroc rows w/KB
9 reps @ 80 kgs
7 reps @ 80 kgs
7 reps @ 80 kgs
10 reps @ 64 kgs
8 reps @ 64 kgs
8 reps @ 64 kgs

10 reps @ 15 kgs
10 reps @ 25 kgs
10 reps @ 27.5 kgs

EXCITING times ahead.

Tonight was one of the greatest training sessions I've ever had, even though my crew weren't there to see it. It's a shame I was so revved up I didn't wait for the Ruccis to get recording first. My new gym's shiny red 25 kilo Ivanko plates called for a last-minute loading re-calc; I cut out some reps, which kept me fresher leading up to the money set.

I am looking forward to making that 300 1RM someday soon... not just yet though. As much as I'd like to try for that landmark lift next week, I know that would be very stupid. If max effort lifting just eight days out from the first round of Strongman qualifiers for 2013 is even advisable (and I'm not sure it is), I'll be sticking to the script and going 285 for reps... again, this is only if I should be lifting heavy at all at that stage. It might be a better idea to rest instead.

I'm also looking forward to (hopefully) having 100% trouble-free hips and quads for squatting next week. My squat is still really lagging. Everything was feeling great two weeks ago... but squatting to a box without padding must have screwed with it a little.

The only drawback to training heavy Friday is that I won't be as fresh for events training tomorrow. It's gonna be brutal.

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