Week 1 Day 2
Warm-up: foam roll, leg swings, box jumps
Foam rolled the legs, did leg swings for the first time in a long time and man were my legs tight. After 3 sets of leg swings, I did 3 sets of 5 reps of box jumps. I’m going to incorporate some light plyo, speed/power work before my workouts to get my CNS activated. I can’t say if the box jumps helped me with my deadlifts, but I did feel much looser going into the lift.
Deadlift: 5×105, 3×135, 1×165 + 5×195, 5×225, 13×250 Rep PR
Top set was just awesomely beastly. I cranked out the early reps like it was a warm-up. Chalked up the hands a bit- the bar was slippery and of course I had my lever belt on. I took an extra breath or two in the final reps. Extremely happy about these, no lower back strain, wasn’t completely spent after them either, but I was definitely sucking in some air.
6/3/2 – Chin-ups: All of these were grinders. My body felt heavy and my arms shut down quick.
3x15x35 – DB Rows: Increased rep and weight made all the difference. It was no top set PR squat attempt, but still pretty hard. Gotta try me some kroc rows one of these days.
4×25 – Sit-ups: Burned my abs pretty sufficiently.
2x3min. – Heavy Bag: 3 minutes seemed like such a short amount of time to hit the bags. Boy was hilariously wrong.