Have I only been doing this log for 1 week?  Feels like forever 😛

Friday afternoon with the trainer.  We have been doing our compound routines (you see me doing them on Friday and Monday) for a few months now, so we decided to make this a DL session and Monday will be our Squat-focused session, then we will take a Friday off (Nov 1) and redo my routines.  This doesn’t affect what I do on my own, I want to keep doing those for a while, but my Mon/Fri sessions with the trainer will get reworked a bit.  I suspect she will want to work on my core and conditioning a bit more devotedly.

I took a Fast Fuel scoop before the workout, took a second Fast Fuel during the workout for the heck of it, a scoop of ReGen during the workout and another scoop right after.

Deadlift Day!

Oct 25 – Back
(regular tempo, long breaks in between sets)

Sumo Deadlift
225 x 5
295 x 5
315 x 4
335 x 2  PR
355 x 1  PR
365 x 0
365 x 0
355 x 0
315 x 0


Hit a PR!  Felt good, so went for another PR.  Hit that too.  Went for a third PR.  No dice.  But I was stubborn.  After all, a failed attempt is just anoither warmup, right?  Tried again, nada.  I had problems with the start of the movement, using my legs to get it off the ground, coordination was off.  So we dropped the weight, and I failed AGAIN.  Dropped the weight again, and failed AGAIN.  I think I had psyched myself out, and it was a mental thing now.  So we switched gears and moved on to some Pendlays.

Pendlay Rows
185 x 5
205 x 5
205 x 5
205 x 5
205 x 5


I guess these were PRs, but since I only just started doing this variant of the bent over row, I don’t think it really counts.

The long breaks afforded me a chance to pose for butt shots!  Hannah requested a shot of my butt gap!  Turns out I don’t have one.


All these deadlifts, rows, and butt posing made the time fly!  We were 45 min in to a 60 min workout, so we decided to just use the foam roller for 15 min.  Worked on my IT bands, piriformis, hamstrings, lower back, upper back.  Hurt!!!


However, in the midst of my piriformis rolling, I created a butt gap shot just for you!   Eat your heart out.