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455x5 465x4 Deadlifts Volume Week using Challenge Olympic Barbell India
Today's Deadlift workout was a Volume session. I'm on Eric Troy's Maintenance Mode cycle for Deadlifts and this is Week 2. Last week was about hitting 505 x 2 and next week is going to be about 485 x 3 and 475 x 3. Today though was all about getting 15 reps over 4 sets with 455 and 465. I did manage to progress a tiny wee bit: I did 6 total reps with 465 which is 2 more than last cycle.
I have mostly positive reflections about this workout. I felt a little out of it and my heart wasn't it (neither was my mind) and that happens from time to time so it isn't worth obsessing over. I also left the gym with a lot left in the tank and this is how it is supposed to be because not every workout is about pushing the envelope. Also, next cycle I might be better or worse off so going balls to the wall right now is a bit risky in that it might not be sustainable. I'd rather maintain than regress in my strength.
So yes, on the whole, I'm happy. I think this is a sign for good things to come. Also, in continuation of my review of Challenge Barbell's Olympic Barbell I'd like to add that taking the slack out of the bar before pulling it is a great feeling and although the bar did cut up my delicate hands I really enjoyed using it. All this aside, here are today's numbers:
455 x 5
465 x 4
465 x 2
455 x 4
Volume = 15 reps
405 x 6
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