Saturday, June 14, 2008

Entry #640

I lifted early, after breakfast. This will definitely be a habit from now on. It gives me much more time to devote the rest of the day to other training.

This session is dedicated to Tim Russert, one of the more objective and hard-hitting interviewers in contemporary journalism. R.I.P.

ME lower

Rack pulls:
8 x 3     135, 225, 275, 315, 365, 405, 455, 485 lbs.
> These were below the knees. They posed no trouble.

3 x 8     100 lb. dumbbells

3 x 8     45 lb. plate (overhead - makes it harder)

Chop crunches:
3 x 12
> Pain.


  1. Were you able to maintain your deadlift form on the pull, or did you have to mutate it a little for the rack pull?  That's the main critique I hear of the movement in terms of direct deadlift carryover, but I still hear it as a great upper back movement.

  2. No, actually, it felt very similar. I thought I would have more trouble with it emphasizing the back, but I didn't. I'm still going to try reverse band deadlifts, soon.