275lb, 4x6 (90 second rest)
Felt like solid effort. 315lb did not feel difficult. Big grind on the last rep of 275lb.
Clean grip reverse lunge-
95lb, 3x5 (60 second rest)
Legs didn’t have much left.
Pull-up/single leg deadlift/alternating between plank and downward dog-
10x4/10x5/10x 30 second (30 second rest)
Pull-ups started to get a tiny bit difficult near the end. I wanted to do some form of step-ups, but couldn’t find a platform to do them. Legs didn’t move well on the deadlifts anyhow, so probably a good thing that I couldn’t find a platform.
I like this conceptually- Active rest and I can work in various static positions that I wouldn’t be doing elsewhere normally. Ideally I work up to doing this for the full minute.
I think my back rounds on 405lb. Honestly did this as an ego thing.
I got pissed off needlessly in the gym today. Waited a good 40 minutes for an ass to finish “squatting”. I have a huge pet peeve against so-called powerlifters who take ridiculously long rest periods while doing hardly any work.
I wouldn’t mind it if it’s people who are actually strong- like they’re lifting 405lb+ for reps and they want to be fresh for each attempt.
I get angry if they’re squatting 135lb with a stance width that probably only geared lifters would use. Then they pop the belt off as if they’ve just done something incredible.
Fuck belts. I honestly believe most people who lift with belts at large commercial gyms do it cause they think it just makes them look cool. They don’t even make them tight enough to be useful- they just slap that thing on as if the mere act of putting it on is enough.