The weakest link

Today’s lesson, learned through pain (just a little bit): You can’t lift what you can’t hold on to. I was feeling strong and even had my Liquid Grip, but a stupid form mistake cost me my deadlift work set today and my hand’s going to need a rest for a couple days. I got my hands on the bar to pull and thoughtlessly gripped with my palm and not my fingers– so the weight stretched my palm longways and that didn’t feel very good. (I think the grip stuff contributed some– usually the bar would slip into my fingers as I pull but it didn’t.) Anyway, making a mental note of this so it doesn’t happen again. It was frustrating because, other than my hand, the lift was okay and I was ready to do more reps.

My other lifts leading up to that mistake felt good, though! Squats are still going up without too much of a problem (other than in my brain), but OHP is going to get to a sticky place soon. 5lb increments are big for that one.

Squat – 2x5x45lb, 2x5x95lb (warmup), 5x5x130b
OHP – 3x5x45lb (warmup), 5x5x60lb
Deadlift – 5x135lb, 5x185lb (warmup), 1x195lb

I haven’t been diligent about writing up my workouts. On Sunday it was like 2ºF and I was going stir-crazy being stuck inside in the cold. My in-laws have a treadmill and an elliptical in their basement and they offered to let us use it– so we put on our workout clothes, put on another layer on top of that, and headed over. Consort didn’t enjoy his time on the elliptical, but the treadmill worked as expected; I got 5.3 miles done in an hour and watched an episode of GBBO. It’s a nice option to have.

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