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Thursday, April 21, 2011


I sure do love to hate deadlift days. They hurt so good. I put to good use the advice given to me by a friend last week. "Do light squats before deadlifts to help warm up and increase mobility". It worked very well.

Warm Up
Stationary Bike - 5 minutes.
Squats - 2 sets/6 reps/135lbs (pause at bottom for stretch).
Deadlift - 1 set/6 reps/225lbs.

Power Sets
Deadlift - 7 sets/1 rep/365lbs.
(5 minutes rest after each set)

Pump Sets
Deadlift - 4 sets/3 reps/315lbs, 2 sets/4 reps/315lbs.
(2 minutes rest after each set)

Doing the squats first allowed me to really sit back into the deadlifts. I video recorded some of the sets and my starting position really looks good. Tomorrow is a holiday and I plan on spending it with my family. Maybe I'll get up early and do shoulders.


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