Thursday, June 13, 2013

Deadlift Thursday: Remember Your Socks!

8 reps @ 60 kgs
5 reps @ 100 kgs
5 reps @ 140 kgs
3 reps @ 180 kgs
1 reps @ 220 kgs
6 reps @ 255 kgs PR

Kroc rows
10 reps @ 80 kgs
9 reps @ 80 kgs
5 reps @ 80 kgs
10 reps @ 70 kgs
3 reps @ 80 kgs TPR
9 reps @ 70 kgs TPR
8 reps @ 70 kgs TPR
15 reps @ 60 kgs TPR

45 back raise
12 reps @ BW

Glute-ham raise
10 reps w/band

AS YOU can see, tonight was a session of solid personal records, both legit and technical. My right is coming along well; I picked up the 220 with no grips or wraps, and it was only then that I remembered I should use them for my money set. I also repped the 80 with my right, and pretty much dominated in terms of overall progress on rows on that side.

I couldn't get the seventh rep in my money set tonight. No matter. If I can get 5 of 265 kilos next week, and a heavy triple of 275 the week after, I've pretty much got a single of 285 in the bag... just in time for qualifiers too.

And yes! It was me who discovered that the glut-ham raise machine was an excellent device from which to launch large rubber bands across the Pit! Next time I'll have to try and aim for someone.

Towards the end of the session, a funny thing happened; Dan actually stopped being an asshole long enough to tell me that 1. my kroc rows were looking better, 2. he is impressed with the progress I am making with my deadlift, and 3. he has some ambivalence about this. He actually said that, up until now, there'd always been a 'comfortable 100 kilograms' between him and any other WA Strongman heavyweight competitors' deadlift. And I am set to erode that gap.

Asha also said that I looked 'hardcore', presumably because I was covered in blood and chalk. That was the highlight of the evening. Not my PR, not Dan's congratulations (which I'm now convinced were the result of a brain clot or something, caused by the 410 kilogram zercher lockouts he'd been doing just prior), but the fact that I've finally achieved the 'hardcore' look. I must visit Leederville after training some night to show it off.

I have a feeling events on Saturday are going to destroy me. Again.

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