8 weeks out, day 1, deadlifts

8 weeks out from the meet and we're pretty much into the home stretch now.  The next two months will go by very fast and there's no time left to make up for training mistakes or health issues.  I just have to make each session count and continue building my body so it's ready to perform in April.

Started deadlifting from the floor this week and I'll alternate heavier days from the floor with lighter days off the deficit.  After deadlifting on a weekly basis for about a month now, my deadlift groove is feeling pretty good and my deadlift work capacity is improving.  I didn't expect to deadlift that well tonight because my glutes had gotten pretty trashed from Sunday's high bar squat session but none of that mattered and speed off the floor was much better than expected.  I also had good energy for my back off triples with 74% of my 1 RM.  Coincidentally, I had been out of fish oil for about a week and just started back with it this morning.  Since I'm sure that actually had nothing to do with it, I'm going to give it credit.  Correlation equals causation for the win!

After deadlifts, I finished up with assistance work comprised of kirk shrugs, leg presses, db hammer curls, and back extensions.  I had lots of energy tonight, it was a good session to start off the final leg of my meet prep.

Deadlifts:  315x3, 405x3, add belt, 495x3, 545x1, 565x1, 455x3, 455x3, 455x3  20 total work reps, 71.6% avg intensity

Kirk shrugs:  225x6, 275x6, 275x6

Leg Press:  450x20x3 sets

DB hammer curls:  50x6, 55x5, 55x5

Back extensions:  20, 20

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