Time: small; Lifts: big

Until about an hour ago I was under the impression that I was about 1 week out from my comp and today was my last big day to lift before deloading. I have since been informed that I fail at calendars and it’s actually 2 weeks away. So yay, one more week to train I guess?

Still, this morning I was deadlifting like I was wrapping up a training cycle because I didn’t know any better. I had an early meeting and was up at 5:30 to have enough time to hit the gym beforehand (remembered my lifting belt this time!) I really could’ve used the extra sleep; I’m starting to feel a little bit sniffly. Must not get sick!

I warmed up thoroughly with a short run and RDLs and glute thrusters. Usually I deadlift last and don’t need to warm up, but it was nice to have a targeted couple of sets to get the back of my body woken up. Then it was time to get to work.

DL – 5x135lb, 5x185lb, 3x205lb, 1x235lb, 1x255lb
Squat – 5x45lb

255lb didn’t feel all that bad. It was hard but not tweaky anywhere, and definitely sub-maximal for 1 rep. Maybe I’ll open at 235lb and do 255 for the second try. I’m still having leaky problems though; I swear my (hard, 4") belt sits right on my frigging kidneys/bladder and squeezes anything out. I can pee right before a set, doesn’t matter. No puddles, though!

I did a tiny squat set afterward and my hips felt so good and open, depth was not a problem. I should definitely go bench – DL – squat.

Speaking of bench and squat, the plan is to go heavy on those tonight with $husband. I’m always happy to do bench singles, but the prospect of heavy squats is less fun. Guess we’ll see how it goes.

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