Today's main focus points were: Deadlifts.
2 June 2020
I made what felt like some very good progress lifts last week, so I am going to do a second strength week and try to improve on each lift, next up: deadlifts.
With today's deadlifts I will most likely go light with the intention of going higher if my back can deal with the stress. I have stayed away from deadlifts for a long time, but I've done movements that include the deadlift element at much lower weights recently (Full Clean & Jerk @ 80kg bottom part of the movement is similar). So I will work my way up to about 50% of my previous 220kg 1 rep max (110kg) and I will see how I feel from there. I will post some updates below depending on what happens.
*Update: As promised here is my post deadlift workout update. It went well, very well. I didn't think that doing 110kg would be easy considering the pain I have been in trying to deadlift above 60kg for the past couple of years; however, from the first set @ 50kg I realised that my back is a lot better than I thought and I varied the workout to allow as heavy lifts as possible with my at home equipment (150kg). This meant a lot of low reps just to preserve my power and not blow my back out too early. I finished with a good drop set from the 150kg - 100kg.
FODMAP Chewy Cookie - 270cal
Burgen Bread x 2 & 2tbsp Butter - 310cal
Cinnamon & Raisin Bagel, Cream Cheese, Salmon, Egg & Ketchup - 449cal
Chicken, Spinach, Mixed Leaf, Pepper & Nando's Sauce - 192cal
Strawberries, Raspberries & Blueberries - 61cal
Ham & Pepper Wrap - 239cal
Chicken Sausages, Chicken Breast, Chicken Wings, Spinach & Nando's Sauce - 559cal
Chocolate Muscle Moose & Tropical Juice - 227cal
Multivitamin, Vitamin C, Vitamin B12, Garlic extract, Vitamin D with Calcium & Creatine - 89cal
Total Calories: 2,396
Unfortunately I will not be able to train at gyms for the foreseeable, this is due to COVID-19 & the government are closing all gyms in the interest of us all. Social distancing is very important at this moment in time so I will be following these guidelines and training from home.
This does; however, mean that my training will take a knock and the schedule will have to change, but this is where we find out what we're made of and what we can achieve just with pure will power.