Pull Thursday: 240 4×4

I MET a couple of young lifters tonight who were keen to get stronger. I answered their questions and told them about the events training I do on weekends. They both sounded keen to learn more about the sport.

I’m continuing deadlifting with the axle, from the floor, and increasing my volume at 240 kilograms. Last week it was three by three, tonight four by four… next week, five by five. And presto! I will be able to resume my previous program, if I wish. Periodisation appears to be working well for me here.

My belt was actually more of a hindrance than anything, and I removed it after attempting a single rep in the second set. Having to loop my straps around the axle while belted tight was an irritation, and I didn’t really feel it helping, so I dispensed with it. All the same, I will be avoiding deadlift this weekend, as my lower back is now properly hammered..

Yeah, I’ll just do yoke and farmers walk instead. That’ll rest it.

Deadlifts w/Axle
70 kgs x 5
120 kgs x 5
170 kgs x 1 no straps
170 kgs x 3
220 kgs x 1
240 kgs x 4s x 4r PR all belt-less

Hack squats
100 kgs x 10
110 kgs x 10
120 kgs x 10

Underhand bent over BB rows
100 kgs x 8
120 kgs x 5
125 kgs x 6

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