Wednesday, February 21, 2007

A small PR today:

Went to the gym today to do some deadlifts - intended on trying some semi-sumo stance DLs to switch it up for my back since I am getting plenty of load for my system from the Squats.
So on the Semi-sumo I pulled 455 x 2,2,2 - these felt good but not great. Sumo is a tough feel for me.
So I got curious and decided to pull some conventional - pulled 495 x 1, 545 x 1, 495 x 1
Previous PR was 540 at the AAU meet in Oct. - so a modest PR but considering I haven't been pulling much and I am not peaked or anything - I will take it and walk away smiling.
Planned on benching today but decided to leave with my PR.

Foam roller and stretching earlier in the day - this is becoming such a part of my routine.


Mark Reifkind said...

well done man! pr is a pr. I think working sumo is a great idea. it will only help your conv pull as well a save your back with all this squatting.

Anonymous said...

Hey Brett, way to go on the PR. FOam roll has been a life saver. Been using the Stick for lower leg, I feel like it gets the job done better down there, especially anterior tib, etc.

Brett Jones said...

I am going to hit some sumo once a week for the next couple of weeks - nothing too heavy between now and the push-pull meet coming up.

Thanks - love the foam roller and I think you are right on the stick for the lower leg - gastroc/soleus responds better to the stick I think - back, hips, lats to the foam roller.

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