Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Entry #1244

Failed the 535 deadlift again. Bailed early when I felt it start to hurt. Back hasn't been feeling great lately, need to use my standing desk more and doing walking and yoga again.

Deadlifted 405x2 after and just felt like lead, so did 315x15 instead.

I love 315; it's my comfort number. Heavy enough to still get work done but light enough to not be hard and allows me to adjust my form on the fly if a habit that day got me off on the max set.

Did a set of 105 bodyweight squats at home, then 50 a little later.

Entry #1243

I'm very disappointed to be coming down to CA next month instead of this week, meaning I'll miss the strongman event I was looking forward to all this time. I'll keep my eyes peeled for anything going on in Portland because after two missed occasions I'm very hungry for competition again (PDX Weightlifting has stopped holding meets so no more Oly events to wing, even).

Back to work after three days of "rest" (on Saturday night I did hill sprints). Done on 5 hours of sleep today. I took a 30 minute nap before training which helped a lot but at the cost of feeling hungry.

Overhead press:
180 x 3
205 x 3
230 x 3
> Felt incredibly dizzy all throughout the warm-ups and build-ups so I was worried about missing this since my press progress has been slowing down, but it came easily. Actually half-attempted a fourth but the bar stopped a few inches off my chest and I didn't bother to try and grind it out.

167 x 10, 10, 10, 10, 10

One-arm lat pulldowns:
200 x 10, 10, 10, 10, 10
Both arms:
220 x 25

Decline skullcrushers:
50s x 10

Swiss bar preacher curls:
92 x 10, 10
Drop-set: 85 x 8, 35 x 10

Rear-delt flyes:
25s x 25, 20