Bodyweight - 250
Deficit Deads -
585x1 near black out
notes - Well I did this session on literally about 30 minutes of sleep from last night. It's been possibly the worst three weeks of my life for sleep, and that's saying a lot since I'm a life time insomniac.
Everything felt ok. Until deads that is. The gym has complained to me about putting the bar down too hard. So I decided this week I'd pull some singles with about a minute rest between sets. I pulled up to 500 and almost passed out. Never happened to me before. Thought it was maybe something I did wrong in breathing. Pulled the 585 and had to drop the bar. I almost lost it there.
I'm at a point where if I don't get a few good nights sleep and some stress relief I think I'll start looking for my own AIDS fire to jump into.
Why are you at the gym instead of home? Also, I have sleep problems too but mine stem more from pain because or my arthritis. But the doc gave me this nerve pain med called gabapentin(sp?) and two of those and my ass was out for 6 hours which is unheard of for me. I woke up in the same position I fell asleep in. Normally I can't lay still for more than 30 min without the pain making me move.
Maybe look into it......you sound desperate.
just at the gym because it's easier right now with the training partner.Delete
Thanks for the recommendation.
I noticed when you squat that when you reach depth your knees go forward for a moment. I do this as well and I think I've read somewhere that this is "incorrect". Do you think this is anything to worry about or is it just a consequence of a more narrow stance ?ReplyDelete
Whoever wrote that is retarded.Delete
man i wonder what was the cause of this, maybe in a session or 2 youll be primed to hit a pr like what happened with the incline months agoReplyDelete
I will not go that heavy in training. I think the most I'll pull this whole training cycle is like 635.Delete
First, thanks for the consistently good info here.
Question on an old one - the adding 100lbs to your deadlift - http://www.lift-run-bang.com/2011/02/adding-100-pounds-to-your-deadlift.html
Is there anything you'd change about this now? Honestly it seems like a great long term plan.
Thanks. Sorry on the sleep issues man - sleep disruption sucks dirty donkey dong.
No not really. It helped my pull a lot so it worked.Delete
Paul how would you program front squats for a strong 15 short cycle as a squat secondary movement?ReplyDelete
I'd just take off a certain amount of weight in accordance with my last squat work sets.Delete
So it would either be 50 or 90 pounds depending on strength level.
So if you are doing 405 as the back off sets, either 315 or 365 for the fronts. All depending on how good you are at front squatting.
Would you do the same if utilizing the 2x3 pause squats as the backoff sets? 50 or 90 off that number...Delete
Have you checked yourself out for sleep apnea or something? Sounds obvious, but a lot of chronic insomniacs neglect to do this.ReplyDelete
Sleep apnea is totally different. I either have trouble going to sleep or just stating asleep more than a few hours. But I got a good nights sleep last night so I feel better today.Delete
sending you my support man, hope sleep gets better soon!ReplyDelete
Paul, I've had insomnia the past few years and the thing that's worked best for me was a costco sleep aid. Just half a tablet and I'm out. Here's a link if you want to check it out, it's literally called "Sleep Aid":ReplyDelete
First you're chewing your gum too loud at work, now you're dropping the bar too hard at the gym. Is everything alright?ReplyDelete
On a side note, that wallet chain is badass.
Wow, and I thought I was the only one who felt light headed after deadlifting. Was the bench there by coincidence, because I put one behind me in anticipation. Have to lower easy too, as my gym is on the second floor above a day care. I'm guessing no kids at 4:30 in the morning, so I'm ok putting it down a little harder.ReplyDelete
Also, Paul, no need to make this comment visible, but did something change on your site after the old guys doing PR's post? Your posts don't show up in my google reader and I noticed on Chaos and Pain they don't show up is in blog links, either. The old guys is the last one that shows. Just thought you should know.ReplyDelete
Paul, I haven't picked up on this yet: how is your back off set different off season vs. peaking?ReplyDelete
Do you use sets of 3 or 5 (higher intensity) when peaking and AMAP+50% Sets offseason?
Or does it not make a difference?
Offseason it all depends on what I am working on.Delete
more mass, getting better at shit I'm not good at, or getting better at shit I am good at, etc. It all depends on what I want to focus on.
Properly balancing the diet and taking the advice of a dietitian if required will help in maintaining a healthy body. I feeling changes too fast.stress relief supplementsReplyDelete