I just don't trust my lower back to put heavy weight on it, so I just do what I can and go deep and try to get some sort of result from it
Once I do some massage therapy for my back on a regular basis, I'll likely change it up. I am doing a lot of low rep stuff for deadlifts. Based on the angle and stress on my back, I can still do them pretty well.
This was from a few workouts ago:
133lbs x 12
177lbs x 12
243lbs x 5
294lbs x Failed twice
263lbs x 4
274lbs x 3
299lbs x 1
308lbs x 1
Volume is still high, but I got the low reps in there. I do the same for overhead press and bent-over rows, etc.
I'm really enjoying lifting some heavier weights and I'll likely drop rep ranges on a few other lifts too.
Thanks for the suggestion. I really do appreciate it.
It was Derek who re-inspired me to start focusing on compound lifts and I have touched a machine or cable this entire year! Now, I'm just trying to manage injuries and areas of limitations to get those reps closer to 5, and get that weight up!
Took a day of rest to work on school work the entire day.
Time to eat now. Not going to grow unless I make this happen!