Tonight was deadlift night at The Press Gym. It was Maura Shuttleworth's last heavy bench press workout before World's. She is leaving on Sunday for Prague. How cool is that? Shawn and Aaron Friday joined us, as usual. My limit for bench press hand-off is 160lbs... so good thing our bench press technician Shawn was there to help Maura.
It was a difficult workout for me tonight. I think the problem started last week with lots of heavy rack pulls. Then on Monday, heavy walk-outs. On Wednesday, bench press was difficult and I only felt like I had 105lbs. I went easy on the assistance lifts.
I had to reconfigure my deadlift workout due to lack of attention to timing. My plan is to go 255lbs this week, 265 next week, 275, then 290lbs two weeks out from the meet. Tonight... five days after the heavy walk-outs, and I am still feeling low on energy. Here is how it all went down...
~Warm up lifts felt great! The first four pulls at 255lbs. felt more difficult than they should have. Finally the 5th attempt at 255 felt good.
My energy was low after the sumo deadlifts, so I reigned in my plans for lifting tonight. I lowered my plan for conventional DL's. I called off the rack pulls, and went easy on the HGM. I feel bad for not having a strong workout. But, I have to have get strong again soon, hopefully I will bounce back soon...