Older and slightly wiser

So I worked Smith machine deadlifts into my routine today as one of them came open after I did a few sets on the leg sled.  After getting two reps with three 45 lb plates and a 25 pounder on each side (did one last week), I felt ambitious and threw a 10 pound plate on top of that.  However as I was standing there I became aware of the mild pain I was feeling inside my left, somewhat good knee.

My reflex reaction was to say, f it, I set this goal in my head I am going to try the reps anyway.  However as I paced around I realized that even if I do the rep, if the consequence is fcking up my knee in a semi-serious way the net outcome is a negative.  I wound up making the wiser decision and quietly stripped all the plates off the machine and moved to something else.

Today’s Workout

5 minutes cardio/stretching

15 chin ups

Leg press sled – 225lbs x 10, 315lbs x 10, 405lbs x 8, 495lbs x 5

Smith machine deadlift – 200lbs x 10, 290lbs x 5, 340lbs x 2

Seated leg extension – 130lbs x 12

Seated leg curl – 120lbs x 12

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