Saturday, November 9, 2013

Training - Squats and pulls with a PR....yes a PR

Bodyweight - 265

Squats -
barx20,20,20
135x10,10
225x5,5,5
315 x 8 sets of 5

Deficit Deadlifts -

225x2
315x2
405x2
500x2
585x1

635x3 PR

Notes - Quad felt like it was going to explode on second and third reps but somehow it held together.  Happy to get this milestone out of the way.

16 comments:

  1. you are injured

    why do you do this

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    1. Because sometimes you gotta do crazy shit.

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  2. WTF. 700 is in the bag, all the asshats who think otherwise can eat a dick.

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  3. I think Powerlifters are on par with NFL players in their ability to block out pain and keep soldiering on.Phenomenal mental strength,but isn't that the 'norm' in high level Powerlifting?

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  4. Paul, totally random question, for my own knowledge: how many carbs would you say you've been eating on training and non-training days in the last few months? Thanks.

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    1. I would answer with a question.

      why do you ask?

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    2. Noticed that you had gained ~10+ lbs over the last couple of months, was wondering if carbs were the answer.

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    3. The last few months I've been working with Mike Israetel of RP and he's done all my dieting work. So we adjusted carbs on training days accordingly, usually no carbs on off days.

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  5. You're my hero. Injured and still killing it!

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  6. Paul, how far do you let your form break down?

    I don't ask to insult the lift. I'm asking because I'm sure you're aware that your back is rounding and you're slightly yanking the bar. Things that most would say you shouldn't do - but equally likely to happen on a max.

    I ask because I find the exact same thing happening to me. I can stay more upright and "squat" the deadlift up when it's easy/light but as I start pushing the reps (doing 5/3/1, say, and trying to get rep maxes) the last few look more rounded and stiff-legged. To what degree do you think this is acceptable?

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    1. 1. I don't yank the bar. WAtch close and you will see that I take the slack out of it.

      2. I don't round my low back. It stays neutral. My upperback rounds on the third rep, which is ok.

      3. This is why most people can't coach/teach. They think they are seeing something they aren't.

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  7. Mr.Carter sorry to bother you again, just one more question lol. Do you ever find that when you train early in the morning, it takes a little longer to recover and catch your breath while training ? Usually if I really push the main work with volume and low rest, I am pretty much destroyed the rest of the session.

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    1. I don't know because I haven't trained in the morning in forever.

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