Week 1 Day 2 Deadlift
I thought I'd start off with my old velocity. I haven't loved it in the past because it lacks the stiffness in the hips that I prefer. However, I'm giving it a go after time off.
295-2x1 straps up
This felt much nicer than squats on Monday. I'm having belt issues. Last year I bought a wehlander belt. I had a beautiful custom belt that my husband bought me a couple of years ago. With the change to the IPF rules though, I needed one that was by a specified manufacturer. I have an Inzer lever but like to have a prong belt because I find them more versatile. I thought I'd give the wehlander a go. It's nice but just okay. The lack of love may be due to the fact that it was bought to replace a belt I love (three colours of blue with my initals embroidered on the back).
Where the wehlander is good for unequipped, it kind of sucks for equipped. The fastening mechanism doesn't allow for leverage when you're tightening it up. That's fine for unequipped and I prefer my belts a bit looser. However, when you're tightening against gear, you need some leverage. I switched back the the lever but I have it on the very, very last hole. Over the past few years, my mid section has thickened up from both muscle and middle age. My weight is the same as it was 5 years ago when I last competed at 63 but my body composition has shifted.
This is the second rep at 295 in the Inzer belt.
BO BB rows
This was supposed to be 5x5 but I decided to do one set. Maybe not the smartest and my quads will hate me today.
Bar roll outs
Band face pulls
I'm trying to find upper back/trap exercises that don't exacerbate my shoulder issue. Shrugs are fine but I've been doing so many I'd like to switch things up. Face pulls and band pull aparts are good. High pulls or anything of that variety lights my shoulder and arm up in a ridiculous way.