Tried on my Metal IPF V-Type to do some squatting today. It’s tough to get the legs on, but I can do it. I can’t get both straps up, and didn’t have any help, so squatted with the straps down. Worked up to a pretty easy 405 single after not squatting for about a month, so that’s OK.
Struggled to hit depth in the suit, and it’s pitching me forward a bit. When I used a box, I was falling on to the box. That’s a signal that my hamstrings and glutes are a weak link. My lower back is also fried.
After that, called it a day.
I’m re-evaluating the meet. I’m a month away, and I’m not really prepared. I don’t know my gear, and my raw lifts aren’t where they need to be after having such an inconsistent training cycle. Frankly, I don’t feel like I’ve earned the right to be there and take up a spot. Maybe my attitude will change after a few good training sessions. I’ll decide by the end of the week, most likely.
Assuming I stay healthy, I am still planning on the USAPL MD State Championships in late November, assuming they set a date soon enough for me to plan for it (often the MD USAPL meets are announced 8 weeks in advance or less.)
First time in my deadlift suit. It’s too lose, but since I’m tall for my weight class, it has to be so I can get the straps up (which I couldn’t do – I got one up, but need help to get the second one.)
Sumo, suit bottoms
2×3 @ 135
2×3 @ 185
2×1 @ 225
405 x miss
405 x 1
415 x miss
The suit I have is designed for conventional deadlifting. I prefer sumo, but I need to pull the way I’m strongest. I felt like I was fighting the suit pulling sumo when the weights got heavier, when I switched to conventional, it felt like 50 pounds came off the bar. I’m certainly good for more, but had worn myself out.
Got to the gym tired and hungry, but got there. Not my best day, but we’ll take it.
Shoulder complex, stretching, GHR situps
2×15 @ 45
135+1chain x 3
8×3 @ 185+1chain. three grips, less than a minute between each of the 8 sets. Speed was OK, but not awesome.
Football Bar press
45+1chain x 5
135+1chain x 5
3×3 @ 185+1chain. This is going backwards. Not sure why.
Land Mine presses
2×15 @ 35
band pressdowns (light band) superset with hammer curls (45’s)
Good day today.
Modified Agile 8, finding collars
2×6 @ 45
225+2chain x 2
245+2chain x 2
8×2 @ 265+2chain. Really felt good today. Fast. about a minute between sets.
275+2chain x 1
315+2chain x 1
335+2chain x 1
6×1 @ 295 about 30 seconds between sets
45 degree hypers
2×10 @ 45
2×8 @ 140