Monday, March 17, 2008 Deadlift 10x45, 2x5x95, 3x135, 3x185, 2x225, 1x305, 1x295 Deadlift Speed Set 245x3x3 (10 sec m-time between reps, 1 min between sets) Power Shrugs 2x5x215 Romanian Deadlift 2x5x185 Dumbbell prone Row 2x5x70 Arched Back Good Mornings 2x5x185, 2x5x225 Neutral Grip Chins 2x5 bodyweight + 10 Ab machine 2x10x140 Pec Dec 2x10x90 Today was a heckuva workout ! My max deadlift matched my previous personal record set last November. I was scheduled for 295 lbs, and I figured I’d take a swat at a 300+ lift, so long as I was in the neighborhood. I went back to 295 afterwards, and will do 295 again on Friday. Still, it’s fun to beat 300 lbs! I was able to increase the weight on every lift (except RDLs – I increased the weight on them last Friday; I'm gonna wait until my new VersaGrips arrive before adding any more weight there). My dumbbell prone row is at a new max, and I finally did some chinups at something more than my body weight! Actually, every lift is a PR these days. I haven’t done most of these exercises before this cycle, so each time I increase the weight I set a new PR. Of course, that doesn’t mean a whole lot, since I started very light, but after six or eight weeks or so, things are starting to get heavy. I thought that I would have a bit more time available, since I am only doing 2 sets of five for the assistance exercises instead of 3 sets of five. I guess I’m just moving a bit more slowly, or perhaps it takes bit longer to sling the heavier plates around, but my workout still took up a whole hour.