Tuesday, March 18, 2014

330 x 5
380 x 5
430 x 5

I've found out that most of my deadlift problems last year came from forgetting how to lean back properly. Doing high reps with 225 helped me realize this. I'd adjust my form by around rep 10 or something and realize how much lighter the weight feels by changing my weight disposition.

I've been deadlifting for 10 years now so I really don't know why that happens, haha.
Squatting every other day has been aggravating my quad injury. It took me a while to realize that it wasn't normal DOMS. Additionally, my pec health is falling apart, although whether that's due to pause pressing or frequency I cannot say. I've decided to just go back to what was working for my wellbeing with 5/3/1.

I have found that contrary to popular dogma really, really long sessions make me stronger like nothing else. I've never gotten stronger than I did lifting 2.5+ hours a day. However, I'm sometimes wasted the rest of the day and it's not sustainable on a productivity level. So I have a kickass idea: I'm going to train twice a day, my "main" time at the gym and extra isolation stuff at home hours later. If need be I can easily skip the home workout and not lose too much, as well.

 Overhead press:
150 x 5
170 x 5
195 x 8
> Not too bad an effort.

145 x 10
135 x 10, 9, 8, 7
> I'm so much weaker with anything volumous. This was literally what I used to do for my deload, except I'd get straight 10s. Rest times were pretty short, though.


At night:

Preacher curls, unilateral:
50 x 3 x 10

A ton of band pull-aparts

DDP yoga much later.

Counting yoga I essentially trained 3 times today.