Monday, February 16, 2009
From Wisconsin with Love...
Maura and I took another trip out to Wisconsin for a deadlift lesson with Shawn Cain. We trained in Jeff Tarmin's basement, a very nice home gym with everything a serious lifter would need. Plus a couch for lounging between lifts. It was a real treat for us, which is saying a lot because The Press Gym is a very nice gym. There is something special about a home gym.
I had another amazing deadlift session under the watchful eye of Shawn Cain. His direction is easy for me to understand and I work well with his cues. Here is how it all went down for me...
300X1 - Went up ugly... bad start, goofed up grip.
305X1 - PR by 5 lbs. Prettiest of the 300's
315X1 - PR. First time I ever struggled in the least to lock out a lift. I wanted to stand there an hold it for a while. Shawn had to tell me to put the bar down. LOL! A video for your viewing pleasure...
I always knew sumo deadlifting was a technique driven lift, here is the much prettier 305lbs. which went up after a very ugly 300lbs. LOL!
John Hanson took us out for Bison Burgers, at Barker's in Hudson Wisconsin. They tasted great after pulling a pr.
Well, I put 30lbs on my deadlift in two weeks with some coaching from Shawn Cain. That is an amazing feeling. Shawn is convinced I have another 10lbs in me right now. Having a (or a few) good coach is invaluable. Hands on guidance is exactly what I needed.