Week 1, day 2, deadlifts

The gym was much busier today.  I have a feeling it will be very busy tomorrow night.  It's a good thing we're hitting the gym in the mornings on weekdays.  Luckily I was able to get a bar and a work station right away so I was able to get everything done before Vivian and I had to leave to do our weekly grocery shopping.

Added in some thumbless barbell shrugs to work on the grip.  It was pretty humbling to say the least.  Since I use a hook grip in competition, grip strength isn't super critical to holding onto a deadlift but grip strength is part of a big bench press and since I don't have a big bench press, I decided that I should be doing grip work.

Deadlifts:  315x5, 405x5, add belt, 455x5, 455x5, 455x5

Snatch grip stiff legged deadlifts:  275x8, 275x8, 275x8

Thumbless barbell shrugs:  275x3, 275x4, 275x3

Wide grip chins:  5, 5, 4

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