I drove out to my good buddy Phil Steven's place in Topeka today so we could do some tugging and bullshit for a bit. Phil and I are actually in the process of putting together something pretty big but I'm not letting the cat out of the bag at the moment about it.
Anyway, we trained for about 2 hours or so along with one of Phil's lifters, Adam, and had a good time with it.
If you want a little mental note lesson about lifting here, it's this. We did regular pulls up to a light 615. After that we did mid-shin pulls from the rack. Now pay attention here.
I do all my mid-shin work off of blocks. I do below the knee pulls out of the rack.
Phil does his mid-shin work out of the rack.....so mentally, I FELT like we were doing below the knee work, and I ended up just missing 695. Which would have been a HUGE PR for me. I missed 675 from this height about a month ago. You have to remember, I'm weaker from this position than from the floor. So just missing around 700 from this height is really solid for me.
I tried for 700 after the 695 miss because I still felt like it was there, but it was a no go. After that I pulled 655, and wanted a triple but I was really fried at that point.
My leg held up ok, so when I get back from Vegas I will begin serious rehab for it. Overall, we had a great session and a great time. Here's the whole workout.........
Bodyweight - 239
Mid-Shin Pulls -
Pause Squats -
Farmers Walk Shrugs - 1x100