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!
"A 'hardgainer' is merely someone who hasn't bothered to try enough different training methods to learn what is actually right for their own damned body." - anonymous