Hit back today. Pretty good day and Im still sticking with the Max-OT approach. Did 3 sets of 4 reps on deadlifts with a couple of secondary movements for the lats. I absolutely love back days. I know that a lot of people enjoy the early morning workouts but I have to say that Im usually more motivated to push just before work. Once I got warmed up I jumped my weight up for deadlifts. My previous best was 455x5x5 on deads. Today I bumped up my weight to 505#. I got all 3 sets at 4 repetitions. Pretty mean workout and my form suffered quite a bit. I took video and I could see that Im not dropping my hips quite enough and Im using way too much back. I definately attribute this to the amount of weight Im lifting. My form gets a bit sloppy when Im going real heavy. Ill work on that next week. I also got some pics of myself. Not the greatest but oh well......
Todays workout included
Took long breaks today between 2 and 3 minutes between sets on these.
Wide Grip Pulldowns 2x6
Close Grip Pulldowns 2x6
Barbell Rows 2x6
Going for max effort on everything so ultimate positive failure. I have to say that Im very pleased with my progress over the past 1-1/4 years Ive been back at it. Maybe by this time next year Ill be repping in the 600# range. :0
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