Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Strength training: Deadlift day

I did my 3rd day of the strength training program:
I first warmed up by pedaling for 8 minutes on the bike trainer.
85 lbs warmup set of 8 reps
125 lbs 5 reps
140 lbs 3 reps
160 lbs 3 reps (goal was 1+, I stopped at 3,  I felt like I could do one more but I have to be real careful with my back)
It felt good to do 3 reps at 160 lbs!  I remember just a couple of months ago, I tried to do 155 lbs and ended up hurting myself because my back wasn't ready for that kind of weight.  It's nice to know that I can do ~25 lbs above body weight on the deadlift again but I still got a ways to go.

Then the accessory work:
Front squats 65 lbs 4 sets of 10 reps
Good mornings 45 lb bar 5 sets of 10 reps
50 Weighted situps with my 18 lb medicine ball
20 Russian side twists with the 18 lb medicine ball (harder than I expected)


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