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4/13/2009 10:05:30 PM -
Deadlift- Wave 2/Week 2 (PR w/ VIDEO and "mishap")

4/13/09- Monday- 5/3/1- Wave 2/Week 2

(the usual foam rolling and dynamic flexibility warmup that I never bother listing)

1)Deadlift
(40%)200x3
(50%)250x3
(70%)350x3
(80%)400x3
(90%)450 x 12*

Estimated Max= 630lb (+21lb from last week)**



2)Pull-Throughs
Stackx10 x10 x10 x10

3a)Single Leg Stepdown (off bench, deload at bottom)
BWx8 x8 10

3b)Anti-Rotation Russian Twist
25x24 x24 x24


*How the hell to count this, I'm not exactly sure...I clearly need to bring my own collars to the gym. I use two collars on both sides, so I figured that it'd be fine even if one of them was loose.

Well, I was wrong.

At rep nine, I decided to take the one reset that I allow myself during a top deadlift set. I knew I would be able to lock out the two more for the PR that I decided was mine.

After locking out the tenth rep, I realized that the plates on the left side had slid WAY over. I did my best to adjust it quickly, and I ended up getting two more reps.

Given that I was a quarter inch from shit myself on the twelfth rep, I'm going to say that I would've only gotten eleven had it not been for the second break. To make matters more confusing, some of the reps were locked out with a ridiculously off-centered bar. In any case, I'm going to count eleven reps as the one to beat. This would make the

**Calculated Max= 615lb (PR- +6lb)


I'm stoked with this improvement regardless of how frustrated I felt by "collar issue". Reason being, I had my 23rd birthday yesterday, and I had a nice Easter/Birthday/Hangover dinner with my family.

Saturday night was absolutely wild. It's the first time that I've been drunk since New Years. Let's just say, I'm glad that it didn't affect my performance in the gym today.

The funniest part of today was when one of my friends started talking about what was happening at the pizza place after we left the club.

"What pizza place?"

Apparently, I had three slices; one cheese, one pepperoni, and one Sicilian...something I haven't the slightest recollection of. But, I would do that.

If I had to predict next weeks deadlift performance, I would imagine that I'd either get a very small PR or none at all. I think I blow my wad the first two weeks, overreach in terms of recovery on the third, and recover the fourth.




The cycle of life,
Matt McGorry


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