I switched up training for deads a little yesterday and did a bunch of heavyish-heavy singles and then threw a little volume on the end. For the last (volume) set I completely dropped the bar and re-set between each lift, but then pulled the bar right back up again without taking more than a second or so of pause. I got the idea from an article I read this past week, and I think that I liked it. I like the idea, and I felt it, and the burn was good, so maybe I’ll try it again next week.
I also did a bunch of rest paused squats yesterday. I had planned to do box squats but there was no box to be found, so I just took some loooong pauses instead. The first set I spent ten full seconds under weight for each rep before coming up. The second and third I dropped it to five seconds under weight. I kept breathing through the pauses. It felt like torture and was fantastic.
Scale showed 123 lbs this morning. Not pleased. I need to eat more.Deadlift
18x165lbsRest Paused Squat
10x77lbs (superset with…)Wide-Grip Lat Pulldown
I was burnt out at the end of this. Those deads and squats did me in. Still biked three miles home in the wind