Ahhhhh, this wave is now 2 workouts from being over. I'm so beat. I think the two days a week of deadlifting is catching up to me, and rack pulls are on Monday. That, and doing deadlifts last when all my other muscles have been pounded has been pushing me to my limit. My next wave will be easier than this one: no deadlifts, just arched back GMs done for 5 RM one day and submax effort the next. On paper, a parallel box squat for 295x5 would calculate to a 330 1Rm on that same lift so, considering that my arched back GM is 82-87.9% of my squat, I'm working towards a 270-290 lbs GM 1RM. The most I've done is 255 lbs for a single, when my squat was 325 (05Jan14).
Walked 30 minutes at lunch. Beautiful day, too beautiful to be indoors.
Nautilus Nitro Laterals: 135x4 (Testing for my next wave, thought I had 125 loaded but forgot about the pin on the 10 lbs increment), 65x5, 75x5, 85x5, 95x5, 115x5x4.
T-Bar Rows: 65x5, 75x5, 85x5, 95x5, 115x5x5.
Nautilus Nitro Compund Rows: 95x6, 110x6, 125x6, 140x4.
Spotted Desi on his first free squats in 7 months, the joined him on a rep-out with 225 lbs. He got 10, I got 8 - - - I had more depth and longer range of motion. Who am I kidding? After all his other sets (Including a good rep out of two with 335), I should have matched him at least.
18" Incline Bar Pushups: Failure at 16, 11, 8, 6.
Hammer Curls: 25x10x2, 30x5, 30x3. Pushups killed me. Funny, I felt the burn in the places I had worked before (biceps, back, delts, upper forearm).
Snatch Grip Deadlifts: 135x5, 155x5, 165x5x5. On submax days, this is my 63% 1RM week, usually an easy day. Except today. Oh, my form was great. It just felt like running a marathon.
Ate a lot of sushi for dinner afterwards. I was so tired and hungry, I barely talked to the wife while eating.