Hey San Antonio,
Today is the end of the first week of my newest phase of training, as I focus on an 800lb dead lift (currently at 765) and adding 5-8% to my bench press one rep max (currently at 605) over the next 6-8 weeks.
I’m training with a pulled groin right now, so I decided to throw myself a curve ball – you see, I believe that dead lifts are meant to be done at a very low rep scheme for maximum gain from the exercise. Nonetheless, any exercise that recruits 3/4 of the body’s muscle fibers will do an absolute number on the cardiovascular system when performed in a high rep scheme with moderately heavy weight.
Here’s me with 405lbs for 19 reps. Yes, 19, I thought I was at 20, my workout partner told me 20, and then when I uploaded and recounted, it was only 19. Oh well, guess I slacked a little ;) Oh, and the music is an attempt at humor (haha):
As I mentioned, the pulled groin is excruciating on the eccentric and is limiting my stance as to how wide I can stand and how far I can drop, but it’s much better than it was a couple of weeks ago.
Step out of your comfort zone and test yourself at something different!