Pull Day, Wednesday 3/7
Pullups: Bwx4, Bwx4, Bwx3, Bwx4, Bwx3, Bwx3, Bwx3, Bwx3, Bwx3, Bwx3, Bwx2, Bwx2, Bwx1, Bwx1, Bwx1
Deadlifts: 95x5, 135x5, 155x5, 185x5, 225x5, 245x3, 265x1, 225x3, 225x3
Bent Over Rows: 135x6, 135x5, 155x5, 155x5, 155x5
Cleans: 135x5, 135x5, 155x3, 155x2, 155x2
EZ Bar Curl: 45x5, 55x5, 65x5, 75x5, 85x5, 95x2, 95x1, 95x1, 95x1
Hanging Leg Raises: BWx5, Bwx3+2 Crunch, BWx4
I drank 7 beers last night and really had to drag myself into the gym, I felt pretty weak the whole time.
I am trying to get stronger at pullups, so I have begun doing more and more pullups each workout, last time I did 30, this time I did 40. Each time I am trying to do more and more to force my back to grow.
Also, when doing deadlifts, my workout partner noticed that I was rounding my back and the angle between my legs and back was 90 degrees. My torso is not upright enough, and it seems that I am making my lower back do most of the work instead of utilizing my hamstrings as well.
After analyzing my deadlift form a little, I realized that I was letting the bar travel too far away from my shins/body, which forced my torso forwards. I am not squeezing the bar back towards my body enough, and this is resulting in poor form. Next time I am going to focus on this, because I want a higher deadlift, but I also want a CORRECT deadlift.