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Old 05-04-2012, 06:36 PM   #19
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Thursday, 5/3/12

Workout 1.1.3

Deadlift
135x5
170x5
205x5
240x3
270x3
305x3
350x1
350x1

Superset
Good Morning 135x8x3
Shrug 225x8x3

Just a couple of things.

First, I blew it. I figured my deads from a wrong 1RM. I figured from 380. It should have been 375. So, my lifts are 5 pounds heavier than they should have been.

Secondly, I think I could have made better choices for assistance work. This combination didn't seem to work well for me this time. Perhaps I was going too heavy on the shrugs. I haven't done them in YEARS. I thought it would be cool to stick them in again, just for kicks. I used to be able to crank out 315+. However, I have never used them as a chaser for my deadlifts.

We'll see how things go for the duration of this cycle, but down the road I might knock off all assistance work on the single effort workouts (weeks 1 & 3). For two reasons; time and stamina. The off weeks (weeks 2 & 4), I'd put more effort into the aux. lifts. But I've found this week that especially after squats and deads, I'm shot. I don't want to do curls. I just want to drink chocolate milk.
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