Saturday, September 10, 2011

Deadlift reset going okay.

Honestly, I considered naming this post "Crap Squats!" but decided to attempt to keep a positive perspective. Friday's workout included my omission of both socks and a small towel. Also, I did 6 minutes of the rower for a warm-up in order to get my shoulders and upper back feeling flexible before starting instead of the usual 10 minutes on the elliptical. I'm unsure if any of those factors had to do with the sessions poor performance but keeping track of details is what this log is for.

Squats, 1x10x air, 1x8x bar, 1x4x 65, 1x4x 105, planned work sets were 3x5x 120. Instead it was 1x2x 120, 1x3x 120 (failed third rep, 1x2x 120, failed second rep. Okay, this wasn't going well so I took five lbs off the bar. New plan, 3x5x 115. I did 1x2x 115- gave up, wrote a little pep talk in my log, 2x3x 115. I'm basically freaking out at this point. Took more weight off the bar and did 2x5x 105; then I was done.

Overhead press reset, 1x5x bar, 3x5x 55, went okay. Deadlifts, 1x2x 135, 2x3x 140. Deads felt okay, my video camera fell over on its side so can't see form to check. That squat session had me doubting why I even do this in the first place. I took a walk around the gym and looked at every other person in there blissfully going about their easy workouts and for a minute I considered going back there. Clearly, I just need to work harder.


  1. Are these "failed" reps like the "failed" reps you showed me a while back, where you didn't actually fail but just decided to stop?

  2. There's one of them. Watching that was so depressing.