Deadlifts. Week 3 Cycle 6

I'm in New York City this weekend, woo! Anyway, I was still a little sick yesterday and only had five hours of sleep followed by a six hour bus ride. As such, I was not expecting to be able to lift very much (and was ready to scrap my workout if my warm-ups were causing too much trouble). When I got to the gym I ended up having to adjust my form a little on the deadlits, since they only had those octagon shaped plates; I couldn't roll the bar around to get into a comfy position. Still, things went better than expected. I think about half way through the set of 440lbs I knew I could get 10 reps and leave a couple in the tank, too. I didn't get it on video, argh!

Goals for today:




Assistance work stayed the same as last time (although I'm pretty sure I did the sets more quickly):
  • 5 sets wide grip pullups: 7, 7, 7, 7, 6 reps with +45lbs
  • No ab wheel at this gym, so hanging leg raises for 5 sets (8 reps each set)
Week 3 improvement at the six month mark:
  • Cycle 1: 400x7
  • Cycle 2: 405x10
  • Cycle 3: 415x10
  • Cycle 4: 425x10
  • Cycle 5: 430x11
  • Cycle 6: 440x10 

1 comment:

  1. matt (mattzilla331 youtube)October 16, 2011 at 3:05 PM

    i HATE them octagon shaped plates dude i know what you mean. if u set it down and it lands on a corner sometimes it rolls back is smashes ur shins. hurts like a bitch.