Ugh, sore today. Everything hurts, including things that should not be sore, like biceps and hamstrings.

Just before my workout, got a text that my dad had chest pains and went to the hospital. They are thousands of miles away, nothing for me to do but go to the gym but keep my phone handy for when they have news. I didn’t find out until hours later that he has bad pneumonia, but nothing more potentially fatal than that. He still has bad lungs, so pneumonia is serious, but it wasn’t an embolism or some cancer-related thing, so we will take pneumonia gladly.

All of this silence and waiting meant I had kind of a shit workout, but better than sitting at home staring at the ceiling.

warmup: rumble rolled upper back, mid back, IT bands, adductors, piriformis

Deadlifts (SABOs, 2 min rests)

135 x 5
185 x 4
225 x 3
275 x 2
*belt on*
325 x 6 @RPE7
325 x 8 @RPE7
315 x 7 @RPE7
315 x 5 @RPE7

Good Mornings (2-3 min rests)

95 x 16
115 x 20
135 x 18
155 x 10

Calf Raises on the Leg Press (2 min rests)

4 (45 lb) plates x 40
8 plates x 30
12 plates x 17
12 plates x 24

notes: no one cares how much you leg press, bra. But I was told to do calf work on the leg press, so I did.