Frustration as fuel

deadlift_main[1]Today’s session had a lot of talking with a couple of my gym buddies, seriously cutting into the number of exercises I got in.  I did at least get in some squats and deadlifts.  Once again I was feeling pretty strong, pulling 365 off the floor with a mixed grip.  I got bold and slapped a 10 on each side and tried 385.  I got it off the floor but after suspending it for a few moments with mostly lower back, let it bang back down to terra firma. I was annoyed at my miss and used that to help fuel a final set of 8 reps at 315 lbs, the first time I did that in quite awhile.

With my couple squat sets I can tell that my body is getting more accustomed to pushing the weight from a lower position.  I could do more reps if I didn’t want to cut into my dead lift numbers.

 

Today’s Workout

5 minutes cardio/stretching

Barbell ITB (in the bucket) squats – 135lbs x 10, 185lbs x 6

Dead lift – 225lbs x 10, 315lbs x 5, 365lbs x 1, Fail at 385, 315lbs x 8

4 minutes A2G hold

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