500lb x 3 then 455lb x 10. Three weeks in a row, stuck at this block height for 3 reps. It just dawned on me, this is my sticking point. No wonder I haven't been able to get past 3 reps. I don't want to progress until I can hit at least 6 reps here. Then I did some sandbags, atlas stones and Kettlebell swings. This was Week 6-
Happ St Patrick's Day! And... Flex Friday. Today sucked for lifting. After bombing my work set having only pulled 500lb for 3, I dropped the weight and pulled 405lb for 10. Followed by a high rack pull of 635lb. Then I did some sandbags, atlas stones and Kettlebell swings. This was Week 5 -
I sort of deadlifted today!!!!!! After months of aggressive rehab and frustration, even being able to work in this partial range feels like a miracle. It's still going to take a long time and a lot of work to get back to handling the weights I was before the back injury especially off the floor, but it felt so damn good just to get weight in my hands again.
Worked up to a filthy, awful-feeling single with 455 + 50lbs of chains off pin 5 a few inches below the knees, then did some #vikingcardio afterwards with 315 > 365 x 20.
Week 4: Just didn't have it today. Block Pulls 8" with 500lb for 8reps then 2 more sets of 6 @ 7". I was shooting for 10 reps on the first set. DAMN!!!! Still adding partial lifts to my training sessions. I'll drop it another 1" next week - This training cycle has been inspired by men like @louiesimmons#paulanderson#bobpeoples and @budjeffries - - Repping my @omahabarbell T-Shirt. I'd go there more often, but I'm kind of a #lonewolf. Not to mention the place is really popular and busy around the times I train as it should be. - -