Today was ridiculous. I should have stayed home and just soaked in a bubble bath all day. Yesterday my legs and back were still sore to the touch, so I don't know why I thought I'd be ready to lift today. Anyway, I got to the gym and went nuts on some deadlifts. After warming up with the bar and 135 my back clamped up. I should have gone home at that point, but I'm dumb; instead I just lied down between sets and stretched until I was loose enough to get into position to start the deadlift. Today's final set called for 435lbs. Last time in week 1, I just hit prescribed reps at 425. But since I got 475 x 6 last cycle, I knew that I should be able to get at least ten today (1 rep for every 10lbs taken off the bar), and so I wanted 11 in order to show improvement over last cycle. I really had to fight for it, and I've never struggled for a lockout like I did on that 11th rep.
Acessory work: 4 sets of 3 reps of weighted chins(+95lbs). Entire body fried. Just went home after this.
Nothing to report on bench: just did prescribed reps with final set at 245x5. Easy.
Goals for today:
Improvement in week 1 over last ten cycles:
Video of final set below