Fitness Log 2013-09-26: Clean (PR!), Deadlift

Clean

  • 135 lbs x 1
  • 145 x 1
  • 155 x 1
  • 165 x 1
  • 175 x 1
  • 185 x 1
  • 195 x 1
  • 205 x 1
  • 215 x 1
  • 225 x 1 (PR!)
  • 235 x X
  • 225 x 1
  • 230 x X

Okay, that was kinda awesome.  I did the slow crawl approach adding 10 lbs every rep.  When I hit 205, I started wondering if I should back off to 5 lb increments and even considered maybe trying 2.5 lbs.  I decided that the 10 lb increments were working well so I went for it and hit 215 with ease.   At that point, I figured that the 10 lb increment was a good old friend and threw 225 on the bar.  Boom, no problem — new PR.  I kept the +10 for a 235 try but that was a bit eager.  I backed off for another hit at 225 (nice!) and a miss at 230.  Good day.

I experimented with a narrower grip.  Maybe 3/4″ in on the knurling.  This seemed pretty effective give the results.

Deficit Deadlift

  • 225 x 5
  • 255 x 5
  • 285 x 5
  • ~1.5″ deficit (two pieces of plywood)

Adding a little deficit is amazingly brutal.

Deadlift

  • 305 x 3
  • 355 x 2
  • 375 x 1
  • 410 x X

 

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