4 weeks out, day 2, deadlift and bench press

Last week's flu and the weight loss that came with it was still in effect tonight.  Strength levels are down about 10%.  Hopefully I'll be able to make that back by November 17.

Used the hook grip for most of my deadlift work to build back some toughness in the thumbs.  I never seem to feel it in competition but in training, the hook grip is a pain, literally.  The main thing is to get used to the timing of the pull since the hook grip 'sets' a little differently than when I used the mixed grip.  Even though the weight used for the singles tonight was low, it was still enough to work on some form issues.

Felt pretty good considering my legs were still sore from Tuesday's squats and stiff legged deadlifts.  Bench is still a mess as the week in bed seems to have sapped both my tricep endurance and any and all speed off the chest.

Overhead Press:  45x10, 95x5, 135x5, 155x5, 185x3, 185x3, 185x2

Deadlift:  315x3, 405x3, 495x1, 495x1, 495x1, 495x1, 495x1

Bench Press:  all reps paused, 135x10, 185x5, 225x5, 255x3, 285x2, 315x0, 275x2, 275x2, 255x4, 255x3

Barbell Rows:  225x10, 225x7, 225x6


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