Saturday, April 28, 2018

Pull+ Saturday: 265 kg x 4 x 5

TWENTY total reps is the largest number I have ever hit, in one session, at this weight. By quite a bit. I hit three sets of four reps in late September last year, leading up to the GPC Push/Pull. Prior to that I think the maximum number of reps I've hit - an AMRAP set - was seven.

Last week, I pulled 255 kilos for (thanks to gym brain) somewhere between 22 and 25 total reps. Again, way more than I've ever done at that weight.

I am realising something. Right now, my deadlift is stronger than it's ever been, by a significant amount. This feels like the program that will get me to a new one rep max of over 340 kilos; a goal I have had since I pulled 340 in mid-2015. Three fucking years ago, near enough. And I know I wasn't capable of doing back then what I am doing now. I don't want to jinx it, but that elusive 350 may, once again, be on the horizon too.

One the subject of programming, this is how my pulling will go over the next two months:

Wk3 275 kg x 4 x 4
Wk4 285 kg x 4 x 3
Wk5 295 kg x 3 x 3
Wk6 305 kg x 2 x 3
Wk7 315 kg x 2 x 2
Wk8 325 kg x 3
Wk9 335 kg x 2
Wk10 345 kg x 1

Every one of these will be a new personal record for reps.
...and I could always try for 350 on week eleven...

PULL+ Saturday April 28th
75 kg x 10
125 kg x 5
175 kg 3
225 kg 1
265 kg x 4 x 5 PR
Meadows rows (l&r):
50 kg x 3 x 10
HS seated rows (p/h):
50 kg x 3 x 10
Seated row machine (underhand):
full stack x 3 x 10
plate 11 x 4 x 20
super-set w/DB side raises (p/h):
10 kg x 4 x 10

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