Close Stance Squat: 5×5@315/142.9
Legs Up Bench: 6×6@225/102.1
Sumo Deadlift: 5×email@example.com/147
My lower left back was tightening up by the time I finished squatting, I think my evil glutes cause this. Everything today was easy and I was going to do 7 sets of squats but the lower back slowed me down. Hopefully a couple days off here will get me back up to speed.
I changed up the exercises each day and because each of these are harder than their pure version I dropped the percentage for each. My sore glutes really showed themselves during the squat, causing alot of pain in the glutes themselves but also my hamstrings and my lower back. I need to get these things under control.
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Well this is the first day of the 3×3 and it went pretty well. I did minimum sets on squat and bench but had more energy than I expected during deadlifts, I would have done the full 8 sets but my hands were just killing me after the 6 so I had to stop.
Anyone who has read this page for any time knows that deadlifts have always been a sore spot for me, I’ve never been able to pull what I really think I should. Well this meet in Winnipeg went much better and going over the video I have an idea why.
First here is a picture of my attempted 577.6/262 pull in Calgary back in January:
You can see how pitched forward I am, my head is down, my chest is pointing to the floor and my ass is high. This never looked weird to me until now…
544.5/247 pull in Winnipeg
What a difference, my head and chest are up and my ass is way down there. I’m in much more of a squat stance than the Calgary pull.
566.6/257 pull in Winnipeg
The same thing here, my ass is a little higher but nothing like Calgary, and I stay in that position as I pull it up and into lockout.
Good meet, I was very happy with how I lifted. I got my national qualifier on my second deadlift and ended up leaving about 7-10kg on the platform in the deadlift alone. My third bench should have gone but I got a hamstring cramp and locked it out uneven.
The bad news is I didn’t get my third squat or third bench on video… 🙁