Deadlift day and more dysfunctional lunging

Conventional Deadlifts:  225x5, 315x5, 405x3, 495x1, 545x1, 565x1

These went pretty well, increased top set single for the third week in a row.  565 was slow but not a blood-vessel busting grind.  Only 30 lbs shy of my gym max wearing tennis shoes so things seem to be on a good track.  Next week's deadlift workout will dial back the top set poundage to approx 80% of my gym max (595) for two sets of reps.  If I can find a step platform that isn't broken, I'll do them from a deficit.

Step back lunges:  45x10, 95x10, 135x6, 135x5.  These continue to be horrible.  I lunge like a newborn fawn tries to walk.  It's pathetic really.  But evidence that there's a significant opportunity to correct dysfunction that will hopefully allow my two-legged exercises (squat and deadlift) to bust through their current plateaus.

Overhead presses:  45x10, 95x10, 135x5, 160x5, 185x2, 135x5, 135x5.  Didn't have any energy on these and my top set with 185 was a regression from my last workout prior to last week's deload.  Hopefully these will ramp up over the next two weeks to a new high.  Otherwise, it's a sign that my diet is causing weakness.

Face pulls:  35x20x3 sets.  Just more rehab to try to improve shoulder mobility.


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