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Deadlifts Ashim 230 kgs 506 x 2 & Dipen 195 kgs 429 x 2
I have mixed feelings about today's workout. Going in I knew it was going to be really difficult and the shift from pounds to kilos was going to be hard on the mind. I've listed my warm-ups just to reiterate this change. As for the main sets: I failed 240 kgs / 528 lbs and I know why. I was too stressed and anxious and I just lost focus. I didn't dwell on it too much. I dropped the weight down to 473 lbs and cranked out 3 reps. The first was difficult as usual - and this was the same with 506 lbs as well. But the 2nd and 3rd reps just flew off the floor as I knew they would. I will get 528 in the next 6 weeks whenever this workout rolls around again. Despite all the set-backs, the new training environment, the anxiety to perform well, etc I got 506 x 2 which is a relief. Going by percentages, I was off today was 4.1% which is really NOT that big a deal. Also, just to remind myself: this is not a race it is a marathon for life. So I have to learn to chill out sometimes. 506 x 2 is great and a 473 x 3 AFTER a failure and a set in which I could have pulled 4 reps that is just great.
205 kgs / 451 x 2
215 kgs / 473 x 2
230 kgs / 506 x 2
240 kgs / 528 x 0
215 kgs / 473 x 3
185 kgs / 407 x 8
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