Week 5 already! The time is flying and nope, I don’t feel ready at all. Mostly because my back is still sore and I feel like I’m hardly training at all – just twice a week for the last 3 weeks.
I think I’m going to have to accept that if I do manage to compete on the 26th, the best I can hope for is an OK-ish squat, pb attempt bench, and a token deadlift. My bench is going pretty well, but I haven’t dared deadlift since I injured my back, and right now I’m not even sure I could pull 100kg without my spine exploding.
Last night I was meant to do 3 doubles @ 90-95%; I picked 90% (85kg) as 95% (90kg) was just a step too far. I managed 2 good doubles with 85kg, but only a single for the last set as my back was having no more of that. When I got home I immediately iced my back, then put Deep Heat on before bed. This morning I feel pretty damn tight, and sore – but it’s more the “overworked” kind of sore than the “injured” kind of sore.
I also benched a nice easy 40kg (80%) for five triples; did a bunch of accessory work and lots of stretching. I am feeling cautiously optimistic about my bench – it’s definitely going well in the gym, however historically I do have a tendency to go to pieces with it in competition.
I have more physio today – hopefully the penultimate session. I really want to try deadlifting on Thursday.
I feel sad that I won’t be able to go all-out for new pbs on the 26th, but shit happens I guess. I don’t want to pull out totally – I love lifting at Moulton College, and besides, I’ve paid my fee!