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.
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