Coan-Philipi Deadlift Cycle Week 3
deadlift,no belt,no straps, alt grip
2x365 (supposed to be 360)
speed deadlift,60 sec rest,no belt
no straps, alt grip
straps, DOH grip
Circuit 3x, 60 sec rest, no belt
stiff-legged dl 8x205
barbell row 8x205
reverse lat pulldown 8x190
good morning 8x135
bw = 246
FANTASTIC workout today if I don’t say so myself.
I was a little intimidated by the heavy singles. I really don’t know why. So I quickly got those thoughts out of my head and imagined pulling both reps. Switched to alternate grip which helped big time. Special shout out to Modi for that reminder. Program called for 360 but I did 365 so I didn’t have to use the 2.5’s. Just looks better without them.
Speed deadlifts felt real good, just wearing on my hands. Put on the good old straps to help get me through. The template was scheduled for 300, so I almost added another 5 because I don’t like using 2.5’s. I take advantage of the speed work to concentrate on my form as well.
Circuit work is just plain tiring. True, I could increase the rest to 90+ seconds, but I also enjoy the challenge.
Stiff legged deadlift form is finally catching on. I should use 225 next time. Same for the rows.
Pull-down only goes in 10 lb increments, thus the jump from 180 to 190. Well I nailed all the reps. Man handled them I did.
I really tired to push myself on the GM’s. Lower back has been a real weak link in all of my training. I took a 60 lb leap from last week with more left in the tank. Probably hit 155 or 165 next week.
I’m really enjoying this cycle. When I’m done with the workout I always feel re-energized. My back also gets a tingling sensation. This cycle also takes a beating on your hips, or my hips maybe not yours. Weak point again?
Time to rest up for the big week 4 challenge.