Deadlift singe 402x1 then an Rdl 365x4. Working through this back tweak, switched to RDLs as my back off work. The deadlift movement isn’t causing me pain but resetting at the bottom does right now, hence the RDL. Training @chicagosc today #startingstrength#deadlift#RDL
@aleli_strength had a great meet today going 8 for 9 on her lifts, missing only her third attempt squat. She put up a huge bench PR after having put in a lot of consistent work on that lift. She also hit her 3rd attempt deadlift, a weight she missed at her last meet. She put up a 28lb meet total PR. Her top 3 lifts were: squat 231, bench 132 (11lb meet PR), Dl 270 (6lb meet PR). Very proud of the consistent work she puts in on a day to day and week by week basis. Even on her tough days, she stays focused and gets the training done. #proudcoach#usapl#chicagopowerlifting#bwgymchicago
Squat 380x1. I currently squat 3 times a week. One session is a competition squat and the other two are close variations. A competition squat for me is lowbar with a belt and knee sleeves, since that’s how I lift in a powerlifting competition. Today’s session called for a single followed by several back off sets at a lighter weight. #squat#startingstrength#barbellmedicine
Paused bench 300x1. A couple of people have asked about my bench frequency recently. For those interested in that continue reading. I currently bench 4 times a week and that is usually comprised of 1 competition paused bench and 3 similar variations. I was stuck at a 314lb bench for about 18 months. During that time I was benching 2-3 times a week. We increased the frequency and volume in January 2018. Six months later at my June meet I hit 336. While there were some other factors that led to that increase, I do think the increased frequency and volume was a major reason for the jump in weight. The takeaway? If your bench has been stuck, a thoughtful increase in volume and or frequency is one way to get it moving again. #benchpress#barbellmedicine#startingstrength
Competed at the USAPL Iowa State Meet today. Went 9/9 with PRs across. 413/336/435. Videos of my third attempts. @qualitycontrol563 ran a smooth meet. @aleli_strength was an outstanding day-of coach and handler. @mp.gritandiron and @delcor11 drove all the way to Iowa to support. @austin_barbellmedicine provided effective programming and coaching.