16 weeks out, day 2, deadlift and presses

I weighed 239.5 this morning.  First time since the fall of 2012 that I've been south of 240.  That's about 1.7 lbs less than I weighed for the meet 25 days ago.  So, even if I only maintain that pace, it puts me at 233 by Nationals, well within an easy water cut if necessary to make 231.

The other piece of good news (good in that it wasn't bad) was my ultrasound today confirmed there is something going on with my gallbladder.  I won't know until next week or so what my doctor thinks but at least it's been narrowed down to what I suspected.  Keeping my fingers crossed that it's something simple rather than sinister and that it can be managed with diet until after Nationals.

Tonight's session was overhead presses, deficit deadlifts, and bench presses.  Everything felt pretty good and I was able to increase volume with the deadlifts.  My back almost feels fully recovered from the last meet although my speed off the floor is still slower than I would like.  Bench press was mostly technique work.

Overhead press:  45x10, 95x5, 135x5, 165x3, add wrist wraps, 185x3, add belt, 205x2, 225x1, 185x4, 185x4

Deficit deadlifts:  approx 2" deficit, 315x5. 405x3, 455x3, add belt, 505x3, 505x2, 505x2

Bench Press:  135x10, 185x5, all reps paused, 225x5, 255x5, 275x2x5 sets


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