Competition prep: week 1 day 3, plus a video!

Today was finally deadlift day, and to be honest my legs are little bit worse for wear from Friday’s conditioning. Possibly not my best idea, to still be going to conditioning, but I sort of feel obligated to go (or maybe I’m just addicted).

  • Deadlifts: worked up to 5 sets of 4 @ 95kg (80%)
  • Seated good mornings: 3 sets of 12 @ 50kg
  • Machine rows: 5 sets of 5 @ 20kg (each hand)
  • Glute & ham raises; pullthroughs; 3 sets of 12 each
  • Cable crunches

As you may recall, I have an existing issue with hitching my deadlifts, so I asked one of the guys to video me doing my first set. And sure enough – the first 2 reps are fine, but on the 3rd & 4th, a tiny hitch creeps in. It’s not very obvious, but it’s there, and a good referee will see it.

Meh. So this still needs a LOT of work. 5 sets of 4 at 80% were really hard, and by the last set my form was all over the place. Still, I guess I managed them all, although no ref on the planet would have allowed the last 3 reps of the last set!!

I will try to recover decently tomorrow, before Monday’s monster squat session *sob*