Due to lack of sleep, today's workout got shifted to the late afternoon. I had to spend the prime of the day shopping for dress clothes, as my shirts are too loose to look decent for an upcoming client visit. I hate to drop money on clothes, but it had to be done. At least Old Navy was having a sale. I got 3 shirts for $60.
By the time my workout rolled along, I wasn't feeling up for the normal routine. I rarely pull from the floor, so I decided to treat myself to full deadlifts. I did:
Deadlifts: 3x135, 135, 155, 175, 1x205, 255 (PR), 275 (PR), 3x205, 205; 5x135 (sumo)
Front Squats: 5x45; 2x5x95;
Power Clean and Push Press: 135lbs
Assisted Pistols: 5/5
Turkish Get Ups 3/3x16k
Overhead Squats with Hollow Bar: 5
Double Underhand Bend Hard Timber Tie
My lovely wife got the deadlift PRs on video for me. They are here: Video
What jumps out at me is that my right hip is externally rotated further than my left one. I appear to favor my left leg as a result. The right leg is weaker on the assisted pistols, and the knee clicks during squats. I think this is all related to the difference in external rotation of the hips. Solving this problem would put me within striking distance of 3 big wheels on the deadlift. It may also explain why I am such a bad squatter. Any insight would be appreciated.
The turkish get ups made it clear that sets across are a poor way of testing for goals. They are boring to do and difficult to video. I am going to revise my goal list to replace the sets across with simple rep based sets. For testing purposes, they will be sufficient
I am closer to the 3/4 bodyweight clean and press than I expected to be. Cleaning the 135 was actually pretty easy. I think by the end of the summer that goal will fall, which surprises me a little. Of course, I never expected to be thinking about hitting a 315 deadlift either. This cycle is going amazingly well.