Reblogged from mandyisdandy because this is quite relevant. Sometimes having a movement explained with a simple demonstration like this really blows my mind. We joke around a lot at the gym lately about how picking something off the ground can be so complicated. The more I do it, the more I want to perfect the technique. And this just makes all the sense in the world.
While I am pretty happy about hitting a new PR on deads over the weekend, I realized (after I was done) that I have been doing some 1RM testing pretty close to each other on the same lift. I really did not realize that I was doing it either, as silly as that sounds. One of my friends usually starts hitting deads on Saturday and I have a hard time not hopping in.
What I want to do is back off of dead lifts for a while, not abandoning them entirely, but there are other lifts that I want to bump the numbers. Some of the training I have applied during open gym has really helped other lifts, specifically power cleans and the snatch. The EMOM work at ~70% of my 1RM has proven beneficial and not only helped with my max lifts but also makes working during the WODs a lot easier.
Basically, this is just some open thoughts about realizing a flaw in how I have been spending my gym time and something that I plan to correct moving forward. Carry on.
My body was still sore from Saturday, especially my upper body, which made the push presses difficult in the later rounds. Felt better about the OHS and the medicine ball that I grabbed at first I ended up moving away as my form was good. Time was 20:15 @ RX. Only 569 points on Fitocracy. Really?
Right now, I feel pretty worn down. I feel as if I have nothing left in the tank this morning. I wanted to go for a run yesterday, but was just too sore and tired from Saturday. I felt guilty about that but was glad that I rested. The workout this morning was harder than I think it normally would have been for me, had I not been so beat up. Puts your head in a funk when that happens. I’ll just have to snap out of this somehow.