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fpr
12-13-2009, 03:25 AM
I'm currently doing Wendler's 5/3/1 but decided to try for a PR tonight before I did the routine.
Here's what I did tonight:

Deadlift:
135 x 10 reps
225 x 5
275 x 5
315 x 3
375 x 3
405 x 1
455 x 1
475 x 1 PR
495 x 1 PR <-- Think I had more in me but decided to give it a rest.

245 x 20
225 x 5 sets x 10 reps

Hanging Leg raises (thighs parallel to floor):
5 x 15


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james_w8lifter
12-13-2009, 10:49 AM
Good job man. I bet your back is killing you today after all those sets! WOW! Id say you have 525+ in the tank. You might have worn yourself out a little bit by doing so many sets before the 495.

Mad Max
12-13-2009, 12:40 PM
Good job. You're definitely strong.

But I'd say your form definitely needs work. You're lower back is rounding too much, even at 405lbs. At 90lbs less than your pr, you should be able to keep a straight back, especially considering how easily it went up.

Also, you're hyper extending at the top of the lift. This usually means you're glutes aren't firing properly.

I used to lift like you, but glute activation work, rack pulls, deficit deads and simply concentrating on good form at lower weights mean that my form only really starts to breaks down when I get less than 30lbs away from my max.

But still, strong lift.

fpr
12-13-2009, 01:33 PM
haha, I was wondering how long before someone mentioned the form. I agree with you though. I've never been able to lift with an arched back, I'm sure even at 225lbs it looks the same. I've been trying to fix it but am not sure how, not sure if it is a flexibility issue (hamstring tightness?) or what.

Perhaps this is just the form I have adapted to and am actually not compromising my back despite what it may look like?

fpr
12-13-2009, 03:47 PM
Good job man. I bet your back is killing you today after all those sets! WOW! Id say you have 525+ in the tank. You might have worn yourself out a little bit by doing so many sets before the 495.

I wish I was sore... it's always a mental high when you get up the next morning and can barely move. I just feel a slight soreness in my traps, don't feel much else though :(