Maura is out of town this week visiting her family for the holidays. Aaron and I spent a little time at The Press before going to my mom's house for treats and a holiday visit. I've been gearing up to test my 1RM on the deadlift. Here is how it went down for me...
~I wasn't sure where I was going to end up... I was planning to pull at least 275lbs, when that went up pretty easily, I decided to give 285lbs a try. The last time I pulled 285lbs was toward the end of May. I missed 286 at Raw Nationals and I missed 290 at Hudson. I have since learned a couple new techniques from Ellen Stein and I have also started taking creatine. One of my new techniques is a "grip and rip" sort of style... the down fall is sometimes I grab the bar unevenly. Not a big deal, as you can see in the second pull on the video. Any way, 285 went up much smoother today than it did in May. Here is something to look at...
Conventional Deadlift off a block
~No belt. Felt easy.
I goofed around with a couple other lifts after that. My energy was low and Aaron was ready to go so we called to quits a little early.