Originally Posted by Cheap
It's my first foray into the basic/primary lifts on a regular basis, so I'm still worried about form, especially on the dead lift. Today went like this:
Meh, I've found that deadlift is one of the easier lifts, as far as learning the forms goes. The main thing to worry about is hitching, IMO. I've found that I've actually done better when I just grip it and rip it, actually.
I'd be more worried about form on squats and bench, honestly. I've found that those two are the ones that most people have terrible form on.
Suuuuuuper heavy day today.
Dead-1x5@310. Great set. I dunno if I should max after I hit 325 (Friday), or go even higher because I'm pretty sure I can.
Squat-3x5@300. Used a wider powerlifting stance this time, and I think it helped. Also, it seemed like I hit depth easier. Real heavy though, it's gonna be tough to get 315.
Bench-3x5@210. Good set, although it is getting pretty heavy. 225 won't be too hard, but it will take a bit longer than I expected. I found that on the sets that I focused way more on form, the weight went up easier and quicker.
Keeping my back tight, focusing on one spot on the ceiling, and trying to push myself away from the weight instead of pushing weight really help.