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  1. #3811
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    Default Friday, 8/3

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    This was a miracle I got it in. Thursday had ~11 hours travel from NYC to Wichita Falls, immediately into going first to Barbell Logic Studios to deliver Gillian for her podcast, then to WFAC to see Rip, a late night and four hours sleep. Friday was all day go. SSOC meeting 9:00-1:30, then over to the gym to prepare for the meet, at which I was head judge and rules meeting at 3pm. Then the meet with only 3 judges so no relief pitchers.

    Somehow I managed to motivate myself to train after that. It wasn't a spectacular or hard training session but I did it.

    Press: 3" belt, no wraps
    210x5x3

    Deadlift - from the floor! 3" belt
    405x2, 425x2
    Notes: The three chik-fil-A sammies I slammed down during the 10 min break between press and DL at the meet wanted to come back up. I said no.

    Bench Rehab
    45x12, 95x10, 135x10, 185x10, 225x8, 240x8x2, 155x15

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    Default Monday, 8/6

    Utterly and thoroughly exhausted after the weekend, but inspired and excited about what lies in store for the future of SS and SSCA. These weekends are truly amazing. I'm fortunate to be colleagues with so many smart, engaging, thoughtful, funny, and simply wonderful people.

    But I was feeling pretty awful heading into this session, so was very pleasantly surprised to get some good lifts in.

    Press: 4" belt + wraps
    265x1 @8, 275x1 @9, 225x5 @7.5
    Notes: Heavy singles were poop, but 225x5 moved fine. Couldn't get a good focused rhythm for the heavies.

    Deadlift: 3" belt
    455x2 - was supposed to stop here but...
    495x1, 545x1, 585x1 @7, 635x1 @9
    Notes: So. This was cool. Actually really freakin' cool. If you've been following here, you know I essentially haven't trained my DL since my 675 pull from the mats about 10 weeks ago. Between travel/schedule and a recurring back tweak, I haven't trained it: mostly didn't pull at all, and when I did, I don't think I've been at 400+ for over a month now. So essentially untrained. And running on little sleep and only adrenaline, I pulled a smooth 635, which is the most I've ever pulled from the floor in training in my life. I've done 645 and 650 at meets, along with the 675 from 1.5" mats in May, but this is still a training PR. And I did it without having trained my DL in 10 weeks. This gives me hope that 700 - from the floor! - is possible. I'm not expecting it to happen soon, but if I can do 635 @9 without training, and can string a healthy 12 week cycle or two together, it seems quite feasible.

    Also, I remember the first time I ever pulled 600, a very hard, very grindy 605 @10+ almost exactly five years ago - also at WFAC! That was the first time I'd really ever trained there, too (I'd been there once before in 2012, but only had a chance to do a light lift that time). So this felt like coming full circle, hitting a lifetime training PR, without having pulled heavy or almost at all in 10 weeks, with a rep in the tank, 30 lbs heavier than my well prepared absolute 1RM five years ago. Numerous setbacks, injuries, and surgeries in between have prevented more progress, but this is still pretty substantial. I'm happy as a Wolf on the hunt.

    635 Deadlift on IG

    Bench Rehab
    45x15, 95x10, 135x10, 185x10, 225x8, 245x8x2, 165x12x2
    Last edited by Michael Wolf; 08-06-2018 at 09:14 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Wolf View Post
    Utterly and thoroughly exhausted after the weekend, but inspired and excited about what lies in store for the future of SS and SSCA. These weekends are truly amazing. I'm fortunate to be colleagues with so many smart, engaging, thoughtful, funny, and simply wonderful people.

    But I was feeling pretty awful heading into this session, so was very pleasantly surprised to get some good lifts in.

    Press: 4" belt + wraps
    265x1 @8, 275x1 @9, 225x5 @7.5
    Notes: Heavy singles were poop, but 225x5 moved fine. Couldn't get a good focused rhythm for the heavies.

    Deadlift: 3" belt
    455x2 - was supposed to stop here but...
    495x1, 545x1, 585x1 @7, 635x1 @9
    Notes: So. This was cool. Actually really freakin' cool. If you've been following here, you know I essentially haven't trained my DL since my 675 pull from the mats about 10 weeks ago. Between travel/schedule and a recurring back tweak, I haven't trained it: mostly didn't pull at all, and when I did, I don't think I've been at 400+ for over a month now. So essentially untrained. And running on little sleep and only adrenaline, I pulled a smooth 635, which is the most I've ever pulled from the floor in training in my life. I've done 645 and 650 at meets, along with the 675 from 1.5" mats in May, but this is still a training PR. And I did it without having trained my DL in 10 weeks. This gives me hope that 700 - from the floor! - is possible. I'm not expecting it to happen soon, but if I can do 635 @9 without training, and can string a healthy 12 week cycle or two together, it seems quite feasible.

    Also, I remember the first time I ever pulled 600, a very hard, very grindy 605 @10+ almost exactly five years ago - also at WFAC! That was the first time I'd really ever trained there, too (I'd been there once before in 2012, but only had a chance to do a light lift that time). So this felt like coming full circle, hitting a lifetime training PR, without having pulled heavy or almost at all in 10 weeks, with a rep in the tank, 30 lbs heavier than my well prepared absolute 1RM five years ago. Numerous setbacks, injuries, and surgeries in between have prevented more progress, but this is still pretty substantial. I'm happy as a Wolf on the hunt.

    635 Deadlift on IG

    Bench Rehab
    45x15, 95x10, 135x10, 185x10, 225x8, 245x8x2, 165x12x2
    That 635 moved really well. Awesome, congrats

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Wolf View Post
    . . . . 635x1 @9 . . .
    I essentially haven't trained my DL since my 675 pull from the mats about 10 weeks ago. Between travel/schedule and a recurring back tweak, I haven't trained it: mostly didn't pull at all, and when I did, I don't think I've been at 400+ for over a month now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimB View Post
    That 635 moved really well. Awesome, congrats
    Thanks Big Jim.

    Quote Originally Posted by Fulcrum View Post
    Makes two of us. I was surprised myself. But honestly the most likely answer is the simple and oft-repeated here observation that strength is very resilient. Especially when you don't let it go altogether but are generally still in a state of training and lifting, even if not going heavy on that particular lift. And also, as Andy Baker has mentioned many times, for someone who's been training for 10 years as opposed to 1 year.

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    Nice Deadlift, Wolf! Here you go, Fulcrum... DON’T DEADLIFT! – Westside Barbell

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Wolf View Post
    635x1
    Awesome. I was surprised to see you even pulling from the floor at all and then....boom 635! Nice work

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    Just a quickie today.

    Press: 4" belt + wraps
    235x4 @8 - on IG
    225x4, 215x4x3
    165x15

    Bench Rehab
    45x15, 95x10, 135x10, 185x10, 225x10, 255x8x2, 175x10x2

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    At SSOC headquarters in Springfield, MO. Just a light press and bench today with some rowing. Also got to watch and work with SSC Randy Winfrey as he did his first loaded, below parallel squats since his injury on the platform at the SSC Meet last Friday. Really cool to see him doing so well, so soon.

    Planning to press heavier, and pull a little, on Tuesday.

    Press: Dead stop, strict - no belt or wraps
    95x5, 135x5, 165x4, 185x4x3

    Bench Rehab
    95x12, 135x10, 185x10, 225x10, 255x8, 275x7x2, 185x15

    C2 Erg
    30/45x6
    45/65x5 - both slowish cause all this travel (plane travel in coach + a bunch of 2-7 hour car trips over the last week) has got my back jacked up, so no pulling and only lighter rowing. But I haven't conditioned in a while, I still got a light sweat and heart rate up just a bit staying in the 1:55-2:00 pace range. Easy but more than zero.

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    starting strength coach development program
    Press: belt + wraps
    225x2 @6, 240x2,2,2+ got 5 @9.5 on the plus set. Video on IG.

    Bench Rehab
    45x15, 95x25, 145x15, 165x15, 185x15x2

    Deadlift
    135x5x2 - then stopped, back still too cranky

    C2 Erg
    1 min on / 1 min off x8 @1:55-2:00 paces. Slow but back is a little cranky here too so didn't push it.

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