Went into the gym tonight with zero intention on trying to max. Everything has felt pretty good ever since I’ve been incorporating a few new stretches for my hips over the last few weeks. During my warm up everything felt easy. Form was good and was getting good depth on my hips. So I went for the ever elusive 495. I’ve never actually attempted to pull 495 from the ground but I have successfully pulled it from a rack around shin height.
Now, I feel good with the pull but I didn’t get my hips as far down as I usually do. Granted this is a PR and my first attempt at it. When I approached the bar I was pretty nervous. I will usually take my breath and then bend down to grab the bar and pull without wasting any time. This time when I went down to grip the bar my grip was way off on the left side and I thought about backing off and starting over but I stayed with it and I think that hurt me a little. Overall I am happy with the pull and will start working on that form.