Ryan's "Hope to compete again in 2014" log in Online Training Journals & Blogs Posted June 3, 2013 Deadlift rep test day and assistance/event work thrown in for good measure! Deadlifts - 1x5 @ 135 lbs.1x5 @ 2251x3 @ 3151x2 @ 3651x10 @ 405 - that was the goal, every rep fast and smooth, no stalling, no needing to catch my breath, so it worked out well. Felt like I could have squeaked out 12-13 if I'd taken some breaths at that point, but the goal was just to make sure 10 went easily, next time it'll be 420x10 in about 4 weeks to test a nice 15 lb. bump. 3x10 @ 315 done as speed doubles, would do a set, then 20 red band pull-aparts until all sets were done. Tire flips with 650 lb. tire - 2x5, haven't done these in some time, pretty rusty with tire flipping right now but it'll get better once I start putting in more work Barbell hip thrusts - 1x10 @ 225 lbs.1x8 @ 2751x8 @ 315Alternated with Elite FTS Yoke SS Bar Hise shrugs - 1x40 @ 315 lbs.1x40 @ 3401x40 @ 365 Wrapped up with stone lifting work (again!), can't seem to get enough of this lately, and it seems to really be helping my middle back weakness in deadlifting, so it's a nice assistance lift - 3x3 @ 190 lb. loads done one motion (straight from floor heaved to platform, not set in lap first)2x2 @ 250 lb. stone, tacky applied before lifting2x1 @ 270 lb. stone, tacky reapplied between sets2xfail @ 330 lb. stone, got it off the ground abotu 4-6" each time, but lacking in the strength to really get it heaved up into my lap. Pretty much same point where my deadlift is the worst, the 2nd quarter of the lift from mid shin to knee is definitely where I need improvement.2x5 @ 250 lb. stone, quick loads, no catching my breath, done easily Felt great afterward, planning on getting in for some chest/back work on Wednesday, got my next round of eye surgery this week (doesn't seem like 6.5 months have passed already, time sure does go fast!), will get one more day of training in, then Wed-Saturday will be resting up and healing before I get back on it again. Squatting next Sunday if all goes on schedule!