I’m cold, tired, and I think my computer is about to explode.
I’m also posting this while avoiding finishing an essay.
Time to make more coffee and keep writing.
Sitting at home and trying to figure out how to finish reading 3 books before 5:30, and then finish an essay due tomorrow, all while trying to fit lifting in somewhere.
I definitely need to work on not procrastinating so much.
michael asleep on christmas with bella the cat.
This is weird. This is me.
Cube Heavy squat, December 2nd, 2013
Squat - 405x2, 425x2, 445x2, 455x2, 475x1, 485x1, 500x1, 515x1
Front squat - 135x5, 185x5, 225x5x2
FINALLY broke 500 on squat and did a bit more. The video is of the 515 squat, which is a 45 pound gym PR. Feel like I had more in me. Thanks to my training partners for sticking around after they were done lifting and spotting me.
Save this and keep it somewhere safe to consult in times of temptation.
You may not shave the beard. You will regret it. You will look like a child. You will feel less manly. You may trim the beard. You may shape the beard. But you may not shave the beard.
500 deadlift, November 29th, 2013
Deadlift - 335x3, 385x3, 425x2, 445x2, 465x2, 475x1, 500x1
Snatch grip high pulls - 225 5x5
Cable row and dumbbell row
Huge deadlift PRs. Pulled what was more or less my meet PR (463) for 2, then pulled a 37 pound PR. Felt really good considering my deadlift had stalled for a long time.
Do not make the mistake that dynamic effort is an easy day. The purpose of dynamic effort or speed work is to put the same amount of force in a max attempt as you would a lighter weight, to move it as fast as possible. Done correctly you should feel fatigued from just a few reps. Always treat every rep and weight like it is a max attempt, no matter if its max effort, dynamic work, or just a warm up!
Video to come.