6 weeks out, day 1, deadlifts and squat assistance

I used tonight's deadlift session to get some hook grip work done.  I usually deadlift with straps to save wear and tear on my hands but 6 weeks out is a good time to get some hook grip work done because there's plenty of time for a callus to heal should one tear free.  I worked up to a single with 585 with the hook grip and strapped up for the back off sets.

Overall the session was pretty good.  The single with 585 wasn't super fast but it wasn't a grinder either.  My back felt strong and the grip was very secure.  The back off sets of 3 with 505 moved well although I was pretty tired when I was done with them.  It was a good tired though, I'm starting to like deadlifting again.

Instead of leg presses, I did wide stance squats to stretch out my legs and get a little more hip extension work done.  The back extensions to finish always kick my butt pretty good but I feel like the stretch at the bottom is beneficial for loosening things up.

Deadlifts:  315x3, 405x3, add belt, 495x1, 545x1, 585x1, 505x3, 505x3, 505x3 18 total work reps, 75% avg intensity

Wide Stance squats:  135x10, 225x8, 225x8, 225x8

Back extensions:  15, 15

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