Thanks for that great rePly mate!!! So basically dead hanging-pull up-return to dead hang-drop down-quick breath then go again....I do usually go from a dead hanging in my whole sets but I'll take your advice & try it this way first
Yep, that's how I do the heavy weighted ones, VS! Otherwise, I end up expending a good portion of my energy just sitting in the hang catching my breath between reps, so I always do at least a one second deload and quick breath, then pull again from there!
Quick chest/deadlift session last night, temperatures here were 101 during the day, gym was still 86 degrees at night, had to make it quick so I wouldn't pass out!
1x5 @ 135 lbs.
1x5 @ 225
10x5 @ 305, about 60-80 seconds between sets, back is still feeling great, getting ready to change slightly. One more week of 10x5 to keep greasing the groove, then I add a bit more weight (will start at 335 or so), dropping sets to 5 and reps to 3 while slowly increasing for a month or two. Once I can pull in the 400s pain-free, I'll know I'm on the right track again.
Axle bench press -
1x5 @ 145 lbs.
1x3 @ 195
1x2 @ 235
1x1 @ 265
Put on Slingshot
1x1 @ 305
1x1 @ 325, had to really fight the lockout, lost a lot of energy, couldn't keep going heavy
1x5 @ 285
Decided to drop and do speed doubles, 10x2 @ 265 with the Slingshot, one minute rest between sets.
Reverse hypers -
2x25 @ 70 lbs.
DB Spoon Presses (palms-in DB press with DBs always touching from chest to lockout)
2x15 @ 75 lbs.
Called it a day after that, dripping with sweat and feeling woozy, will get in for some upper back work today or tomorrow!