I know it isn’t usually quoted when listing maximums or PR’s, but I was happily surprised today to do a couple rack pull singles with 450lbs. This beats my previous best at 410lbs.
I think a 400lb deadlift is certainly going to fall prey to me before long!
I’m going to blather just a bit in case anything I’m doing is of interest to someone else out there. First, I’ve been following some advice I got the last time I posted pics.
I’ve been doing hammer curls. These seem to hit the shoulders and wrists as opposed to the biceps. I’m also wondering if the motion doesn’t recruit the external rotators a little?
I’ve been doing heavy rack pulls. Until today these have been limited by my grip strength, but my grip has come up a fair amount and pulling 450 is starting to strain me in a good way. I’m hoping this type of weight and exertion will have carry over into other lifts.
For those that are really following the boards closely, I am actually giving Surge a try outside of the post workout window. Because of the recent tape measuring during the velocity diet I do know I’m not packing on the fat – which was raised as a concern. If I have any epiphanies I’ll write something up.
Finally, I tried the cuban press the other day. I’m able to do the olympic bar with no weights. This is a humbling lift to do in the gym – and I have never seen anyone else do it. Heh, I can’t tell if people think I’m an idiot or if they think I know what I’m doing.
[ oops… edited to be rack pulls… if they think I’m an idiot, maybe they are rigght! ]