As we wind down another cycle and Derek looks to sport-specific rugby training, Scott found willing lifters to go for max lifts on Thanksgiving Day.
Axle Push Press, w/2 mb: 65×5/105×5/135×3/160×3/160×3/175×3/. Bands were wrapped around the bar twice.
Front Squat: 95×3/135/. Ok that’s all for the front squat. Apprehensive about doing any weighted squats, so instead, I did,
Barbell Step-ups: 135×10, each leg/185×8/185×8/.
Plyo Box Jumps, 24″. 3 x 7.
Single Dumbell Rows: 75×8/90×8/90×8/90×6/.
Front Plate Throw, 35#: 3 x 8.
Standing Cable Crunches: 100×10/110×10/110×10/110×10/.
Just about everything I did was preceded by a tentative movement to calibrate for an injury. Front squats were eliminated.
Looks like a deadlift and bench press ME day.
Power Cleans: 113×5/113×5/133×3/. These were put in toget the CNS ready to deadlift.
Deadlift ME: 245×5/295×5/325×3/345×3/385/415/440/462.5pr/475f/470f/. Gave it all @ 462, which is the only set I could count the weight of the collars!
Bench Press ME: 135×3/165×3/185×3/205×3/250/260 pr/270 pr/275f/.
Saturday was a big-time sick day. Sometimes you finish big, other times not so.