Once again this week I went for a deadlifting PR, just not the one rep max variety. I added 5 pounds to the six 45 pound plates on the Olympic Bar, for a total of 320 pounds.  Like last week I grinded through 3 sets of 5 reps each using an alternating mixed grip.

I actually was able to do the first two sets with 5 continuous reps.  On the third set I took a brief breath before pulling up rep number 5.  I had the now normal light headedness after the 320 sets but regained clarity pretty quickly.

After completing my deadlift sets my shirt looked like I just ran 5 miles.  It’s amazing just how hard you work doing this simple movement.

Today’s Workout

5 minutes cardio/stretching

15 prisoner squats

Barbell squat – 135lbs x 15, 185lbs x 10

Deadlift overhand grip – 225lbs x 10, 275lbs x 5

Deadlift alternating mixed grip – 320lbs x 5, 320lbs x 5, 320lbs x 5, *PR for 5 reps

Incline leg extension – 130lbs x 10

Seated leg curl – 130lbs x 10

1 leg calf raises – 10 reps each leg