January 1, 2014 – New Year Deadlifts

The day finally came, I had to deadlift 430 for as many as possible. I had been nervous about it ever since I first saw I had to do it 2 weeks ago. Last cycle I hit a PR of 420 for 4 I couldn’t help myself but think “How could I possibly hit another PR this week?!” I walked up to this bar and thought to myself I’m going to do whatever it takes to lift this up! I had no excuses I didn’t have a lot of sleep or food before lifting, but I just knew I was going to lift this weight no matter what, and I did. I actually got 2! Was so surprised! That second rep was one of the hardest things I have ever lifted in my life.  Lifting that amount of weight was the greatest feeling in the world. I finally feel like I’m stepping up to a higher  level of powerlifting.

Warm Ups
2 x 5 - 180, 225
x 3 - 270
Working Sets
x 5 - 340
x 3 - 385
as many as possible - 430 x 2
Snatch Grip Deadlift (plates raised 2") 4 x 8 - 225
Lat Pull Downs 4 x 10 - 150, 160, 170, 180
Barbell Shrugs 4 x 10 - 185
Back Raises (raised 2") 3 x 10 - 50