Quick training update: Bench and Deadlift

What’s up everyone? I just wanted to check back in and give some updates on how my training went this past week with Bench and Deadlift. Wednesday was our day to bench and everything felt pretty good, especially my last set. I worked up to 245 for a single and went up 10lbs each set until I got to 275. This was actually a 15lb pr for me since my meet in December. I definitely left some in the tank because I didn’t want to push things too hard still being about 5 or 6 weeks out from the meet in April, but for now bench is feeling great!

Friday was deadlift day, and a slightly different story. As I stated in my last blog, my previous single I worked up to on deadlift was 455, so I figured I would try to work up to 475 this time. Things were feeling pretty good working up in weight on these and I had my other teammate, Christian Anto looking at some of my top sets, and he thought everything was looking solid. You’ll notice in the video that I am pulling sumo style, which is something that is still fairly new to me, so I am still doing some fine tuning on it. In all of my previous training cycles, I have always used conventional style, but for the first time since our coach David has had us do them, they actually feel good.

If you’ll notice in the video, my deadlift is a bit slow. If you look at my hips right before I pull, you will see that they are just a little too high and not open enough. Had I gotten that locked in better, there would have much better leg drive, and it probably would’ve been much more faster. At least for now I know what I need to work on for next time. Hope you all enjoy, and feel free to give me any feedback in the comments section, and let me know if there is anything that any of you would like to hear about in future articles, or blogs. Thank you.


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