Heavy Deads and HSPU

I was planning on skipping last night, then I saw the WOD and knew I had to go and try for another dead lift PR.

The WOD was 3 – 3 – 3 – 1 – 1 – 1 dead lift with max rep HSPU in between. No time component.

Here’s how it broke down for me:

  1. 345lb + 6
  2. 365lb + 6
  3. 375lb + 5
  4. 445lb (Fail) + 3
  5. 435lb (Fail) + 4
  6. 415lb (PR!) + 5

The HSPU (29 total) were done with one pad under my head but were as full ROM as I could make them against the wall.

What went well?

The first three sets of dead lifts were awesome. They were challenging but not impossible. My previous PR going into this was 410lb, so I am happy to have raised that up a bit. My HSPU are also a PR for me. I really surprised myself doing all of the against the wall with no help.

What needs improvement?

My jump from 375lb >> 445lb was definitely over ambitious. I should not have tried to go up so much in weight. Also, I fought really hard to get that lift up. Although I got it about 98% there, about 3 inches from complete, I just couldn’t do it. That fight ruined me for the rest of the lifts as I felt that I had nothing left in me. I didn’t even get 435lb off the ground.

Overall feel.

I think that had this been a 1 – 1 – 1 – 1 – 1 WOD, I would have gotten the 445lb PR. Next time. There’s always next time. I feel good during this WOD. Again, I felt strong and my energy levels were good. I think I would have had a shot at 435lb if I wouldn’t have gone all Moby Dick on the 445lb lift.

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