Pull Thursday: Needing A Needling

WELL THAT sucked. My program called for a triple of 295 tonight. I couldn’t manage more than two. I tried again after a few moments but it just wasn’ coming up. This damages my comp prep, but it’s not completely unexpected. At the start of the week a co-worker asked me if I was limping. I feel like I’m always kinda shambling and limping so it’s not something I really notice. Not until it came time to pull did I have to acknowledge the discomfort and tightness deep in my right quad. As the weight went up, the imbalance became more noticeable. I was clearly underpowered and, in addition to having a pretty sparse diet currently (I’m back to maintaining a calorie deficit in a further effort to shed the fat I put on over the holidays), these things combined to fuck with my money set.

Everything was feeling a little rotten tonight actually; the bent-over rows decided to aggravate my impinged nerve, which makes things like getting out of the car post-training a lot of fun. I’m currently doped up on Tramadol and Naproxen, and looking for a physiotherapist who can get this quad needled as a matter of urgency.

Deadlifts:
75 kgs x 8
125 kgs x 5
175 kgs x 3
225 kgs x 2
265 kgs x 1
295 kgs x 2 FAIL

Bent-over BB rows (underhand):
100 kgs x 2 x 10
100 kgs x 5

Seated rows:
110 kgs x 3 x 10