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
Phil has a nice set up going on there. You both nailed 615! What's your PR and what's Phil's?ReplyDelete
We intentionally didn't go heavy from the floor. In fact Phil was only supposed to go to 595 today but I pushed it to 615 just to make loading easier.Delete
Phil has pulled 780 I believe. My last actual max from the floor was 650 however that was almost 18 months ago. I'm in the low 700's now.
Low 7's? How did I miss that?Delete
I haven't pulled a max from the floor in forever. I know from where all my reps/weights are at night that I'm in the low 7's.Delete
When I pulled 650 from the floor my best mid-shin pull was 635. I just missed 695 from mid-shin in these vids.
Had to reread it to grok it.ReplyDelete
You felt like you were in a stronger position than you actually were, which made the weight feel lighter?
No, completely the opposite physically. Mentally I am used to hitting well over 700 if it's below the knee. From mid-shin however, it's more like 660 as a max. Read it again.......Delete
I didn't mean that in a snarky way. It's hard sometimes to articulate things as well online.Delete
Look if you want to fight just say so.Delete
And by that, I mean I completely understand the difficulties inherent to impersonal communication.
If you guys decide to do seminars, a stop in Toronto would be great.ReplyDelete
I suspect you have some thoughts on this, and I would be interested to hear them:ReplyDelete
Your knees are too forward in your mid shin pull compared to your regular deadlift. When you do regular pulls, by the time the bar is mid shin your calves are already vertical and you're correctly hinging off the hips. But your mid shin pull, you're starting it like a block clean pull with too much forward knee travel. You might get better carryover emulating your regular deadlift positions.ReplyDelete
Thank you but, no you're wrong. I still have to get into position to make the pull from mid-shin. It's not going to be EXACTLY like my regular pull or I would pull even less from mid-shin.Delete