Pull Monday: Failure to Launch

NOT happy at all with tonight’s effort. I might have been better starting the new program next week and allowing for more recovery time, since I also started hitting it pretty hard at events as of saturday… either that or I grossly overestimated my abilities. Or both of those and a variety of other factors… most of them excuses. It’s even possible that belting up for the money set was a bad idea, and I would have breathed better without it. And one thing I know I’ll be doing as of next session is NOT pulling on a platform; those bumpers just bounce too much on the rubber surface and I have to adjust my footing minutely with each rep. This is sure to play a part.

Ultimately, I just need to be stronger. All I can do is rest, reset, and maybe aim for 10 reps of 245 next time.

This time around I’ve programmed my deadlift in much the same way as I did last time; last time I started with 10 reps of 240, and 4 months later (after I’d recovered from whatever bug hit me after Australia’s Strongest Man) I pulled 300.

I need to revise my opener, and I need to work with deficits, I think. It’s the most obvious thing to employ. But I’ll get advice from my coaches also… I might even go bother Paul Carter about it and see what he has to say.

70 kgs x 5
120 gs x 5
170 kgs x 3
220 kgs x 1
250 kgs x didn’t even lock out my 7th

Overhand BB bent over rows
70 kgs x 10
100 kgs x 10 TPR
105 kgs x 5 TPR

Glute-ham raises
8, 6

Seated rows
left: 91 kgs x 8
right: 91 kgs x 8
114 kgs x 15, 8

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