Last Saturday of the semester

And I just got through watching Illinois lose to Iowa 35-21. The Illini started out on fire 14-0 but the Hawkeyes scored 35 in a row, before a garbage time TD with 30 seconds to go in the same made it more respectable.

I then caught the second half of a fantastic game between…BYU and Costal Carolina..both teams undefeated and ranked. It was back and forth and CC lead 22-17 with BYU having one last play:

Yep, it came down to that…one hell of a good game.

As for me: I did this walk after deadlifts; I felt good enough to go 4 miles with little to no glute pain.

Before the walk: deadlifts..in my basement gym and yes, it was an effort.

Today: all low handle: no deficit, no high handle.

10 x 134, 10 x 184, 1 x 224, 1 x 259

1 x 284 (best low handle/deadlift in 20+ years)

10 x 229 (heaviest weight I’ve used for 10 reps with low handles) No bouncing. Full stop with each rep.

And my hamstrings and butt are sore; that is what I am using these deadlifts for.

So, I might do some high handle next week so I can keep walking my low handle up. Though I am pleased with the improvement, I am a bit surprised at how slowly it is coming.

Deadlift progression:

Progression:

August 5, 2019: managed a High Handle hex dead 225 (1 rep)
August: typical sets were 4 x 175, 4 x 195 (handles up)
September: 4 x 205 head dead (handles up)
November: got 4 x 225 hex dead, handles DOWN
December: got 1 x 225 bar dead, then 4 x 225
December 20, 2019: got 1 x 230 bar deadlift
DEcember 25: got 1 x 233 bar deadlift (home)
Dec 27: got 1 x 235 dead
Dec 29: got 1 x 240 dead (bar)

2020
Jan 11: got 245 hex dead (handles down)
Jan 25: got 255, then 260 conventional dead
Feb 1: got 255, 260 Sumo, 6 x 233 conventional
Feb 8: got 266 conventional, 5 x 238 Sumo.
April 5, 5 x 244
April 18: 5 x 244

Gap for sore back: switched to low handle trap deads

May 23: 10 x 206
June 7: 10 x 217
June 20 1 x 250 trap
July 4: 10 x 222
August 1: 4 x 250 (trap, low handle)

Gap for Virtual ultra (24 hour)

August 22: 4 x 254 (trap..low handle)
August 29 1 x 274 (trap, low handle)

September 5: switched to full stop deadlifts: sets with 244
September 12: 10 x 222 (full stop)
September 27 4 x 254 5 x 244 (full stop)
October 4deficit: 10 x 134, 10 x 184, 5 x 224
regular: 2 x 259; didn’t try a 3’rd rep as I felt a tug in my right hamstring (high)high handles: 10 x 224:
October 17: High handle: 5 x 254, 5 x 264 (fairly easy)Low handle, neutral: 5 x 244
October 24: High handle: 5 x 264, 5 x 274, low handle: 10 x 224

October 31: 1 x 254, High Handle 1 x 284, 1 x 274

November 7: High Handle: 5 x 274, Low Handle: 5 x 249

November 14: Low Handle: 1 x 254, High Handle: 1 x 289, 1 x 294, Low Handle: 10 x 224

November 18; High handle 10 x 234 (by accident; added an extra 5 to each side)

November 21: Low Handle deficit: 1 x 254. High handle 1 x 301, 10 x 244. Low Handle: 10 x 224.

November 28 Low handle 5 x 254 (no bounce)

December 5 Low Handle 1 x 284, 10 x 229. (no bounce)