Back to Work
I took the rest of the Thanksgiving week off. While I could have done some track workouts, there was enough work around the house to keep me busy. It probably didn’t hurt me to recover.
Starting Stuff: Close grip bench press 5 x 155 x 1, 5 x 175 x 2
Paused box squats 5 x 155 x 1, 5 x 175 x 2
Working: Deficit Deadlifts 4 x 275 x 4
Paused deadlifts 5 x 225 x 3
Accessory: Seated rows 8 x 175 x 2
This could be just a “move along, sir, nothing to see here,” kind of workout. Except for two things of note: one, the close grip and the rows are both heavier than I’ve ever done them; two, my paused deadlift was held at a position really only about six inches off the floor—the time under tension for that was superior to anything I’ve done previously.
I felt just a little tweak in the right upper ham/lower glute. Nothing major, but a new place. Tomorrow is supposed to be a good tempo workout, and it will be cold, so we’ll see how that all goes.