Big test tonight. Light deadlifts, and see how my knee holds up.

warmup: 60 x 50lb KB swings; 60 BW glute bridges, prone spinal twists

Deadlifts (SABO shoes, going beltless)
*wore knee sleeves for warmup sets*
135 x 5
185 x 4
225 x 3
275 x 2
315 x 1
*drop rests to 30 seconds, knee sleeves off*
370 x 1
370 x 1
370 x 1
370 x 1
370 x 1
370 x 1

notes: beltless felt good, if tiring on my low back. knee sleeves during the warmup was not an awesome idea, it kept deflecting the bar path so I had to pull the bar from slightly farther away. but I wanted my knees to stay warm before the working sets. working sets were short rest singles at 75%

Trap Bar Deadlifts (belt, straps)

415 x 3
415 x 3

notes: didn’t really need the straps, but its just practice

I decided to stop there, as I got confirmation the car deadlift station will be ready to go for Saturday, so I will save some of my back volume for then

knee feels good! sweet… I didn’t want to have to give up deadlifts

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