Deadlifts Were A No Go Today
I was feeling pretty good this morning. I was anxious to get a WOD in before we did anything else. I ended up getting my deadlifts in too.
I was feeling pretty good this morning. I was anxious to get a WOD in before we did anything else. I ended up getting my deadlifts in too.
My knee still feels a little weak if I step wrong going down the stairs, but it’s fine. Even with that, my heavy deadlifts today felt great. I just felt well-connected to the bar and weight.
I don’t know for sure why, but my knee is bugging me today. It just feels weak. Even so, I did my heavy squats and they felt great!
It has been quite a while since I played with the strongman sandbag. This evening the weather was cooperative, and I’ve had a few drinks, so I took it out to do a WOD. Forgot how heavy that 115 pounds is!
Yesterday was a shitshow for me in the home gym. Everything that could go wrong did. Today was the opposite of that. Everything went great, felt great and I had no fuckups.
Some days are like today. Nothing seems to go right at all. I couldn’t get the bench lined up right. Used the wrong weight for bench press, and then I did a WOD that had tons of hop overs.
Today I woke up feeling pretty good and energetic. I was eager to get out into the garage. As soon as I felt it was late enough, I got out there. I took my time and enjoyed myself while working up to seven back squats for my AMRAP PR set of five at two hundred and sixty pounds.
I had a great night’s sleep last night. It was a bit cooler. My back squats felt wonderful this morning, and then I got in a SHIFT WOD later on in the day.
After my form breaking a good bit on the second heavy rep for my last cycle of 5/3/1 I knew what I had to do. I decided to knock some weight off my training max. It’ll get back up there in a few cycles and hopefully, I’ll be able to do better.
My back, well, more my side, has been nagging me a bit for the past week or so. For that reason, I have been staying on the conservative side for my lifts and WODs. I did that again today, but the heavy deadlift felt pretty good.
I did not sleep enough last night. My brain woke me up in the middle of the night, then I just found myself wide awake. Eventually, I just got up and drank my coffee. Went and did my heavy squats at about eight this morning.
I have been feeling a bit tired today. I was excited about getting at my back squats this morning, so I got out into the garage as soon as I thought it was reasonable. They felt crushingly heavy, but I got them done.
The deadlifts for today felt pretty heavy, but they felt great. I did the bare minimum of five reps due to blisters on my hand from a long row the other day. The WOD was deceivingly tough, but in a good way.
Today was one of those days that I didn’t feel like doing shit. I woke up feeling tired and had a slightly stuffy head. Just enough shit in my throat to feel annoyed.
Today I did the barbell version of a WOD from a few weeks ago. You had up to fifteen minutes to get up to a certain amount of weight over head. I went with power snatches.
Today I did my heavy presses, and they were certainly tough, but I did better than I would have thought. Shortly after that, I did an old WOD that looked like it wouldn’t be too bad. I was wrong. It was tough, but in a good way.
Today I decided to start week three of my 5/3/1 early, so Molly could see my heavy set. I knew it would be a lifetime PR if I got more than two and was fully expecting to make it.
Today was a pretty good day for my squats today. I ended up making three at two hundred and eight pounds. Later, I did a WOD with sandbag back squats.
Today was the day I decided to get my 5/3/1 heavy squats done for this week. They were at a A heavy weight that was getting into my head, so I wanted to avoid letting the thoughts eat away at me.
Today was a mentally slow day for me. I drank plenty last night while I watched the Superbowl. As always, that led to poor sleep.
Today’s WOD sort of repeat WOD. It had the same doublet of movements, but different numbers and a slightly different format. I was disappointed at my result at first until I relaxed that last time I used a lighter dumbbell.
Today was a great day for the first week of back squats in the new cycle. Shortly after that, I figured I would give one of the regular versions of the Vault WOD a try and surprised myself on it.
Today was a great day for my 1+ AMRAP back squats. They Felt Great. The first attempt at a WOD didn’t feel so great, and I changed my mind on it.
I had much higher hopes for my heavy back squat AMRAP today than I ended up getting. I think it’s because my stomach has been feeling slightly off, but who knows. Some days will go like today.
Last week I took a brief break from the garage gym. I had been feeling really run down for one. The other thing is my girlfriend had off work, and it was mostly great weather, so we spent a lot of time outside on the trail geocaching.
I had a good day in the home gym today. Despite my knee bugging me, I got a conservative triple at a very heavy weight on the back squats. I beat my old score on a repeat WOD. I even wore my running sucks shirt with my cheetah costume because it’s Halloween, so why not have fun?
Some things I can cycle fast and others not so fast as far as dumbbells are concerned. Today I tried doing them in a death by WOD, and was cycling through the bigger sets easily and much more quickly than I imagined..
I was up and awake late watching the Eagles game last night, so I thought I would feel tired and sluggish in the garage today. It turns out that I slept pretty good and felt great. I crushed my squats and a WOD.
Sometimes a certain weight will always be a mental block for me. One example of that is my old max from when we went to the gym. Today in my 5/3/1 1+ day I did it for a triple.
I am starting my third cycle of 5/3/1 today and the first day up is squat day. I’ve been feeling really good with it. It was time to change things up.
Last year, my arm/ shoulder was fucked. I found that a lot of the dumbbell stuff made it feel worse, so I took a break. I started back up recently and am already benching the fifties with no discomfort.
It has been a long time coming, but I finally switched my strength program to 5/3/1. I read the first book years ago and was going to try it out then when we were still going to Crossfit, but didn’t.
My girlfriend bought me a rogue strongman sandbag for my birthday. It’s the bright green one, so I can see it better, plus she knows I like bright colors.
The past couple of weeks I have been skipping the twenty rep squats because I was feeling quite run down. Today I did them and they felt great even though my knee was just pissy the past few days.
I don’t normally do box jumps here in the home gym because we don’t have enough room for me to safely fail in my normal failure modes. The risk with me being legally blind is pretty high to and usually just isn’t worth it to me. Today I did them for the WOD and really did enjoy them. I do love jumping.
Even though my lifts, at least my squats and deadlifts were pretty heavy today they all felt fucking great. It was one of those days where it just felt really great to be in the garage doing my thing and moving weight in my war against gravity.
I started of the new year right this year. I decided to test my Crossfit total to see where my strength stands. I was pretty happy with the results.
Today was a nice day. Cooler and much less humid than it’s been in quite a while so I went for my Crossfit total. No PRs but it all felt good.
Sadly not every day goes like this. I had a great morning lifting heavy weights this morning. They all felt great. Even the tough ones.
Today was an entirely different story than a few days ago for me in the home gym. Not only did I crush it in my lifts, but I felt great while doing it. I love days like this.
I can admit that some days my lifts feel pretty tough. TodaY waS one of those days yet at the same time they felt great.
I was feeling really achy and rundown today. I still managed to get my lift sin though!
I don’t know why but for the past few sessions I’ve been feeling off with my strength. Not today though. I felt great about it today.
I am feeling good about my strength session this morning. No tightness is left n my side that was a bit angry last week.
I was feeling good today so I knocked out my strength and some extras this morning.
This morning I got back to my lifting. I’ve been on a short hiatus from it due to a side spasm. I did keep the weights lighter today but it just felt great to be back at it.
We had a pretty busy day today. I attempted by twenty rep squats when we got home but aborted part way through. It just felt as if I was loading me knee weird. Later I struggled whit a WOD. Oh well, theirs gonna be days like this.
I got an early start with my lifting. It felt pretty tough but it was a good day. I love the days when I get it done early.
Today was a mental day for me in the home gym. It’s getting warmer out and my body’s not adapted to the heat yet. That made for a day where all my lifts were mentally tough.
This was one of those rare days where all my lifts felt extra powerful. I was moving really well and moving the weight easily.
I had a very busy but great day today in the garage. I did my strength and a WOD then later we did our bro session lifts together.
My replacement filler bag to go in my sandbag arrived. I certainly am looking forward to using that implement of pain again sooln!
Today I had a great day in the home gym. It was one of those days that goes much better than I expected it to go.
My lifts went well today. I went a little lighter since my stomach has been feeling off.
Today was a brutal day for me with my lifts. Everything was heavy as hell.
I didn’t sleep all that well last night. Somehow my lifting till felt pretty good.
My lifting was almost a complete polar opposite from two days ago. My mind was in the right place for the heavy lifts.
Just before I was going to do my lifts this morning I got a pretty tough phone call. I still got my lifts done even though I wasn’t focused and it made them pretty rough.
Today was not the best day for lifting but it wasn’t a bad day ether. Any day I can lift isn’t a bad one.
I woke up early this morning and got my lifting done early. It was nice to get it done while I was fresh instead of waiting until we got home.
Today was one of the good ones in the home gym. I really felt like I had a great day out there!
Last night was the Eagles last game of the season. Last place bitches!
I got my first strength session of the year in today. I wasn’t evne sure if I was going to do anything since my trap isn’t too happy with me but I got it done.
Today being the last day of the year makes it my last lifting session of the year. I killed those lifts today. Everything felt great.
I wasn’t really feeling it today but my lifting went really well this morning. I was just feeling tired from the time I woke up.
I’m finally feeling back to “normal” whatever that may be. I feel like I’m ready to start pushing it agan with WODs and my lifting.
I have been feeling off since I woke up this morning. I had low expectations for my lifts this morning but they did feel great.
I got my twenty rep back squats done at two hundred pounds today.a
My lifting went pretty well this morning. I did add the plates wrong and went a little lighter than I should have on my squats.
I got my lifts done this morning. I did an easier WOD a bit later.
My lifting this morning wasn’t too bad this morning. It went about as well as I expected it to.
I was definitely pleasantly surprised today with my lifts. IK flew through them with little rest needed between sets.
Today I did my twenty rep squats. I also got a couple of leg intensive WODs in.
I can’t say that I am disappointed with it but my bench press success streak ended today. I failed the last rep of my sets of five bench press at 200 pounds. Bench is not a lift I’m good at.
This Thanksgiving I am thankful for a lot of things. I’m especially thankful for us being fortunate enough to have our garage gym that is never closed.
I didn’t have a bad day in the garage at all today. Considering my lower lat seems a bit angry I was happy with how it went.
Today was a decent day for me in the garage gym. I finally got past my mental block of bench pressing 195 pounds for reps.
My lifting was not so great today with a failure at my squats. On the other hand I was really surprised with how I did at the sandbag WOD I did.
For a change I woke up feeling pretty good. My lifts showed thaT. My heavy back squats felt amazing today.
Today in the garage my lifts were heavy but they felt surprisingly good to me. There seems to be really no rhyme or reason to when they feel good and don’t sometimes.
I got my lifts done today then a little bit later I got a WOD done. This was one of those days when neither were easy.
It was a rainy day which made me want to do nothing. I forced myself to head out to the garage and do my strength. It was mentally tough but I was successful.
I didn’t really sleep enough last night. The next door dolt slamming her door woke me up too early. I did get into the home gym to do my strength and it actually went great.
It felt good to get out into the garage and do my strength today. I had success and failure right about where I expected both to be.
I woke up feeling really tired today. I did double WODs later in the day yesterday and then found myself laying awake watching the election results. Even so my strength went pretty well and then a WOD felt good.
I felt like I ran myself down yesterday but still had a successful day today in the garage. I finally broke my mental plateau that I’ve been stuck at on strict presses.
Some days come along and you know to lower the weight on a lfitr before even attempting it. Today was one of those days for me. I lowered my back squat weight.
My flits were really tough today. My body didn’t want to support any weight and my muscles seemed to be disconnected. I still got my lifting done but it was rough.
For the past week or two my lifting has been really tough. Today it didn’t feel as miserable to go through the process as it had been feeling.
Today was just one of those days when I didn’t really feel like doing shit. I did get my lifting session in then a WOD. I feel pretty good about it and am happy with the results.
I got done with my lifts and and a WOD today. I did that this morning so I can chill and watch the Eagles game in a little bit.
My knees and hamstrings have been achy after double WODs yesterday. My strength went surprisingly well today with that.
I had an great day for my startng strength today. Everything felt great. I also got in a tough WOD folr me too. It’s an example of aN awesome dry in the garage.
I am definitely back in the swing of things with my lifting nolw. I’ve been doing it but having some reluctance.
With fall arriving and bringing cooler weather I think that I’m going to give my twenty rep squats another try.
It’s been feeling good to get back into the swing of things. I did my starting strength today then I did a five thousand meter row.
For a while not I have been wanting to see how heavy front squats feel. Today I got around to trying one. I’d hoped to get a little heavier than I did but I was happy with it. Later I did a WOD.
Everything was light today for my lifts but it still felt great to get under a bar. Everything felt great! I did a WOD too and that felt great also
Today my lifts were light and easy. I guess at least that’s one advantage of failing and resetting my bench and squats last time.
Sometimes even a failure is a success in some ways. I did make it through my first set of squats at 270 pounds. I didn’t make all the sets. The big win here though is that I finally made it past my old Crossfit Trinium one rep max for reps!
I have known for a long time that you should weight to turn on a refrigerator after moving it. Today I read a post explained why that is the case. It’s great to learn something new.
Finally today I got through an old mental block with my back squats. I crushed my sets of squats that were at my old trinium one rep max weight.
Today was a rough day for my lifting. It was hot and humid and I was hungry. I didn’t sleep well thanks to drinking last night. Still Im happy with the day. I made the squats!
Some days are like today went. It was one of those days when my heavy squats actually felt light and easy. I wish more days went like this.
Some days are slow and rough with lifting. Today was definitely one of those day. It’d be boring if every day was easy.
My last strength session felt pretty rotted. Today it felt great. These Great days are always nice after a tough one.
My last lifting session felt pretty tough. Today was the opposite. Everything felt excellent.
I’ve never used a belt for my lifts and really haven’t ever even felt the need for one. I’ve been curious though and considering buying one to try it out. It can’t hurt to have another tool in the toolbox.
I really had low expectations for my lifting today. My quad started cramping shortly before I was ready to head into the garage. My lifts all felt good though.
Today I finally got a chance to break in the new dumbbells. I went with lighter ones than I could have because it’s new to me in a WOD but I was happy with it. These are going to be a great addition to our gym.
My lifting felt great today. I didn’t do everything since I knew I had to carry the new toys into the house. Our dumbbells were delivered!
My strength went surprisingly well after poor and not enough sleep last night. It felt pretty good too.
I am continuing with trying to get baselines for my lifts by doing heavy singles. Today, I stopped at 255 pounds for front squats. I felt like there was more in the tank, but I stopped there today, thinking it was best for this day.
It has been a long while since I’ve gotten a Crossfit total see where I’m at. It’s been well over a year. I decided to go for one today.
I finally make it back up to 265 repping back squats. That weight gets into my head a bit due to it being my old and ugly Crossfit max. I failed the last set but I’m good with just making it there.
Today felt like I got one step closer to beating a longtime mental block. For my sets of five, I back squatted 260 pounds. That’s over my good form one rep max from when we went to Trinium.
I finally passed a mental block on back squats today. I got through all three sets of them at 255. That was my old non ugly max in at Crossfit so anything above that is always in my mind that I’m breaking even when I’m not.
Today started off pretty hot, but thankfully the humidity isn’t that bad yet. That will change this weekend, but it feels okay for now.
Yesterday I did two WODs that made my knee and hamstring pretty angry. Much to my surprise my lifts felt good this morning even wit the angrer in my legs.
Last week, I skipped my twenty rep front squats, thinking my heavy single would be too much in the same week. I failed the twenty reps at 170 pounds this week not because of weight, but I pressed it too tightly against my neck. tags
Today was a good day in the home gym. I did my lifts and they felt great. The WOD was tough but successful too. They always leave you feeling good.
Installing the air conditioner in the gym’s window is paying off now. I did my lifting with it on while it was in the middle 90s outside. Without the air I would have most likely failed due to heat.
Even a bad day lifting is a good day but it’ even better when they’re great days lifting. Today and Sunday were both great day in the home gym for me.
I did my lifts today and turned my back squats into paused ones again to mix things up. It was light anyways. I also got tomorrow’s WOD done today.
Today it was very warm and humid. That made the day’s lift mentally tough. I just don’t deal with the the heat well.
It’s been quite a while since I’ve used 135 pounds for front squats ina WOD setting. Today I got out of my comfort zone and did just that.
Once again today I failed my back squats at 255 pounds. I know I can do it but I think it’s an old mental block. I just have to keep pushing.
This morning I got my normal lifting session in. Later on we made up a WOD with our sandbags and the sled instead of a Street Parking WOD. We wanted to play with the sled. It’s only the second time we’ve played with that new toy.
I did my twenty rep front squat 140 pounds today then did a sandbag WOD. Later on when Molly got home I did another sandbag WOD with her.
This day was a challenging one for working out. I did my heavy lifts this morning then later on I did a sandbag WOD outside in the hot sun.
I had some good things and some disappointing things happen in the garage today. I can’t really complain though. I got out there and did things.
Today’s weather was pretty nice and it was mild. We took our bars and some bumper plates out into the backyard and did a deadlift WOD outside. That was nice.
I failed my back squats today at two hundred and fifty-five pounds, but crushed the bench at one hundred and ninety pounds. I’ll call it a decent day.
My back squats aren’t really getting any easier. They’re just getting heavier but doable. Today I made it through my sets at 250 pounds.
These heavy back squats are becoming more doable to me but certainly not easier.
If there is one thing I can always count on it’s the raging appetite the day after a deadlift WOD. Not matter how much I eat it doesn’t seem to help.
I was expecting that my lifts would be a struggle today if not a fail but they were actually very explosive lifts.
Today was another nice spring day. That mean we could do a WOD on the patio. I took my box out there to do box jumps! I love box jumps but don’t have the space to safely do them inside in case I miss..
With the rainy days recently I’ve been skipping running WODs and saving them for better weather. I’ve noticed that my running has greatly improved even though I“m not doing much of it.
My deadlifts finally failed today. That was at 305 pounds which is where I’d hoped to make it to. More would have been better but 305 was my realistic hope.
Today I broke in my new plyo fix with a box jump WOD. I love box jumps sometimes and they’re just fun. I have’t done them in well over a year since jumping on the bench doesn’t cut it for me visually.
I failed my 20 rep squats at 205 pounds. On rep seven I failed hard. I’m not disappointed since this high rep stuff is new to me and really tough.
Some day lifts just don’t reel right at all. Today was one like that for me. The squats looked okay but didn’t feel right from the start.
My deadlifts are still going strong with my starting strength. The presses and squats went pretty well today too.
It doesn’t happen often, but every once in a while my hamstring gets a good cramp on a tough bench press. Today was one of those days.
I haven’t tried doing much of anything for strength over the past nine months or so. Today was my third day of starting so I was doing power cleans. I thought I’d give a strict press a try with the 135 pounds and did it pretty easily.
I miss using my bright green j cups like I could at Trinium. I just can’t see the black ones. They don’t seem to make colored ones that would work with our rack. I have searched.
I have been doing Street parking’s twenty rep squat program. it looked interesting enough to try something different for squats. The worst part for me is the breathing.
I have always struggled mentally with deadlifts. I think it comes from my back rounding in the distant past. It’s not been an issue for a long time but it’s still on my mind. At the same time I love doing deadlifts.
I bought and read Jim Wendler’s 5/3/1 book. It was nice to read the more detailed reasoning about his 5/3/1 program.