Wednesday, 4/13 8 Weeks Out
12” Deadlift – 3 x 5+, 245 x5, 275 x5, 315 x11 Paused
Front Squat – 3 x 5+, 140 x5, 160 x5, 185 x10
Barbell Row – 3 x 10, 185, 195, 195
Squat – 3 x 15, 150, 150, 150
Yoke Bar Stepups – 3 x 10, 65, 70, 70
Monster Good Mornings – 3 x 10, 145, 155, 155
Stone Squats – 4(0:60/0:30), 12, 10, 7, 8
Carbs are magic. I was feeling so tired on Monday I decided to make Tuesday a high carb day. It was a good decision. I felt amazing coming into today’s session. Like a whole new woman. Everything felt light today and it was a great day.
The 12” deadlifts felt crisp and powerful. The last set was very powerful and even reasonably fast (video). It’s the best I’ve felt deadlifting in a long time, and I felt like I had plenty more in the tank.
Front squats are back on the 5/3/1+ plan this cycle. I was happy to bang out 10 at 185. It was a tough ten, but I did it.
Rows felt crisp, so I went up. I superset this with some 15 rep squat sets. Squatting that much feels like cardio.
My last superset has stepups and monster good mornings. Stepups felt very solid and I went up here. Monster good mornings were crisp and I went up here as well.
I finished with some explosive stone squats. This is a new finisher for me, but I’ll be sticking with it. I only used the 114, but it was a tough one. I really think this will translate well to my loads.
I felt great at the end of the session so I did an easy 2 miles afterwards. So glad I had a refeed day.