Good session today tried to go heavy, but without really amping myself up. I tend to find that if I listed to fairly light/upbeat music and don't get really pumped for my lifts, I obviously can't lift as heavy, which is a good thing most of the time because then I don't get tempted to go too heavy, which means my recovery times between deadlift sessions are longer than I want. This doesn't really apply to my other lifts, as with squats for example I'm still working on my technique, which is the limiting factor (go too heavy and I have a tendency to good morning the weight a bit).
Weighed in at 96.5kg - want to get back under 95 but diet isn't great at the moment because of revision season sapping my willpower. Exams over in just over 2 weeks, if I can get under 96kg by then will be pretty happy.
Also going to add something new to the way I log my workouts - if I fail any reps during a set I'll put those reps in brackets, so if I was trying to hit a set of 5 squats and only managed three it will be 1 x 3(2). Saw it on another log and thought it was a neat solution of how to document failed reps efficiently.
Deadlift (recovery between sets was about 6-7 minutes, would like to bring that number down to <5):
1 x 8 w/70kg
1 x 5 w/110kg
1 x 5 w/150kg
1 x 5 w/180kg (switched to mixed grip here - right forearm still bugging me)
4 x 5 w/200kg (could have hit a 5th set but 4 felt right)
1 x 5 w/150kg - particular focus on explosive movement
(each set of bench supersetted with 5 pull-ups/chins)
1 x 5 w/60kg
1 x 5 w/80kg
4 x 5 w/100kg
2 x 10 dips
2 x 5 pull-ups
1 x 6 hanging leg raises
1 x 10 single arm overhead dumbell press w/22kg
Feel like I need to set some new deadlift goals as I've met the ones I originally set . Next goals are:
- 274kg (604lbs) - this could take a little while as I feel that I've used up a lot of my newbie deadlift gains getting from 200kg to 240kg in 3 months.
- 220kg for 3 x 5 - short term goal
Edited by PatrickMeniru, 22 April 2015 - 04:06 PM.