7 weeks out, day 2, pulls and light bench press

My last deadlift session was August 29th so I was looking forward to getting back to it after so much time away from the movement.  I've got three deadlift sessions and two deadlift accessory left before the meet, so still time to grind out some progress.

Today was the deadlift accessory schedule, snatch-grip stiff-legged deadlifts followed by high rack pulls.  Despite the lengthy time between pulling sessions, I was able to come pretty close to the weights and volume used.  Bar speed was good.  Considering I've spent the previous two days helping move our office, I really expected to have more fatigue but today's session went about as well as I could've expected.

Snatch Grip Stiff-legged deadlifts:  225x5, 315x5, 365x5x3 sets

Rack Pulls (2" above knee): 495x5, 585x5, 635x5

Bench Presses:  135x10, 185x10, 225x10, 225x6, 225x6  all done with feet up on bench

I needed a 'light' day for bench presses so I decided to do them with my feet up and a flat back.  It's probably been at least 20 years since I last did bench presses this way and they were a nice challenge since the set up is much less stable and there's virtually no leg drive or assistance from the lats.  It made the light weights feel harder and my chest got a nice pump without my joints feeling like they took any kind of beating.


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