I had a very good workout last week. I devoted the entire workout to deadlifts and this is what happened:
Last week I wrote that I would be adding deadlifts to my routine; at the time I planned to start with 175 pounds and gradually increase the amount over the course of a few weeks. But when I got to the gym, I decided not to limit myself to light weight deadlifts. Between lifts I looked at a photo of myself lifting 355 pounds and used it to psyche myself up and it worked. It felt good to be exercising with heavy weights; muscle memory kicked in and enabled me to do what needed to be done. I now know that I can bench press at 225 pounds and higher; my body can do it, I had to overcome a mental hurdle, and the deadlift did that.
When I return to the gym, I'll be deadlifting at 320 pounds and I'll also devote time to rack lockouts at higher weights. Deadlifting will also boost my metabolism by drawing upon stored calories.
I'm going to exceed all of my personal records (PRs) in deadlifting, benching, rows and overhead presses. I'll keep you posted.
I'll keep you posted.
But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. "Do not fear what they fear ; do not be frightened." 1 Peter 3:14
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