2 weeks out, deadlift and bench accessory

The meet is now 15 days away and training has been going well.  Nothing hurts too much and it feels like I'll be in good shape to lift on December 16th.  This session was scheduled to be my last deadlift session with heavy singles.  Since my deadlift had felt slow and grindy on previous heavy single days, I was curious to see how it would feel today.  Fortunately the bar moved very well and my top singles with 545 moved as well as I can remember.  I originally planned to take a single with 585 but decided on a second single with 545 since the first one moved so fast.  That sounds counter-intuitive but after feeling slow the previous deadlift sessions, I didn't want to grind out a single with 585 this close to the meet  after finally regaining some speed off the floor.  I'll save it for the meet since I'll have no reason to grind out a heavy single afterwards.  The hook grip felt great for the warm up sets and the two singles with 545 as well.  I did strap up for the final triple with 515 to save unnecessary wear and tear on my thumbs.

I probably could've pulled the 515 for 5 if I didn't have to worry about competing in two weeks but I felt just 'tweaky' enough in my back and right hamstring that I decided to shut it down after the third rep.  I flushed my legs with two sets of high rep leg presses afterwards so things should be in tip top shape for the meet.

Deadlifts:  315x5, 405x3, add belt, 495x1, 545x1, 545x1, add wrist strapss, 515x3

Bench press:  135x10, 185x10, 225x10, 225x10, 225x8

Leg Press:  450x20, 450x20


  1. Looks as if you're in good shape heading on in. Great preparation.

    1. thanks Big T, nice to go into a meet without any aches and pains, hope it translates into some decent lifts.


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