Training Journal – 11/22/15 Extra Session

Posted: November 23, 2015 in Announcements, Training Journal
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Well, for the first time in a month or so I actually got down to Shawn Frankl’s Big Iron Gym.  My purpose for having an extra session was to see where my max sumo deadlift was.  I have recently switched from conventional pulling to sumo style just to shake things up a bit.  While in the last strength block I felt that I was getting tons of back work between conventional deadlift and lat accessories, but hardly any direct hamstring work. This hypertrophy cycle I have programed sumo deadlift and stiff leg deadlift to directly target my weak hamstrings.  Hopefully this will get me out of this deadlift “funk” I am in. After pulling 523 lbs at the meet last April I haven’t been able to even budge 495 lbs conventional style.  When I maxed on sumo style I stalled out at 495 lbs as well.  Some of the guys think it is just a mental obstacle now.  I am unsure.  All I know is that I can use 475-485 lbs as my training max and that I need to figure out whatever it is that is halting my deadlift progress and destroy it.

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