Pull Monday: Volume Control

THERE’S enough vitriol been brewing over the last few days to make (another) post about my goddamn knees worth writing; I squatted thursday night, and the pain was too much for me. I quit after repping 120. What followed was a combined hour and a half of dry needling to my quads (and traps, since they needed it also) and another suggestion, from my current physiotherapist this time, that I get some orthotics. Events training on the weekend was not do-able.

But once the pain subsides enough for me to not notice it all the time, I forget about it and go about my day. It’s like that, so much so in fact that, when Asha asked me why I didn’t train on the weekend, it took me several seconds to remember.

Anyway, more on that shit later. Tonight I got to pull again. My programming was over-exuberant; it originally called for five sets of the money set… way too much volume for this weight. After the 3 sets, I pulled a single and knew more would be a bad idea.

And it appears I’m getting worse on glut-ham raises. How about that. Lucky everything else tonight was winning.

Deadlifts
70 kgs x 5
120 kgs x 5
170 kgs x 3
200 kgs x 1
230 kgs x 3 sets x 5 reps + 1 PR (no belt)

Overhand BB bent over rows
100 kgs x 8
120 kgs x 8
125 kgs x 8 TPR

Glute-ham raises
5, 5

Seated rows
left: 77 kgs x 10
right: 77 kgs x 10
114 kgs x 10 (no rest) TPR

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