Monday, January 31, 2011

Deadlifts & 1/4s

01/31/11 - Deadlifts & 1/4s

225-lb deadlifts, 21 reps
Sprint 400m
225-lb deadlifts, 18 reps
Sprint 400m
225-lb deadlifts, 15 reps
Sprint 400m
225-lb deadlifts, 12 reps
Sprint 400m

source: a crossfit workout
time: About 10 or 11 minutes
works: legs, endurance
difficulty: 7
my effort: 7

Today's workout was a back and forth tandem of deadlifts and quarter-mile runs.

As I've mentioned before, I have an advantage when it comes to deadlifts, as my lengthy frame allows me to lift more than a shorter athlete might be able to. I pay for it in areas like bench press, trust me.

So the deadlifts were easy for me; I probably should have increased the weight a bit. If you find these too easy, you can also work on starting from a lower position. In other words, approach the bar, and pull your butt down so that you're in a modified squat position in front of the bar. Remember not to allow your knees to pass over the bar. This makes the actual movement much more difficult. This also allows you to keep your back in a more proper position when lifting the weight.

I ran the quarters at a 6:00/mile pace. Probably could/should have gone faster. Oh well!

1 comment:

  1. Slacker...6/min mile pace...sheesh. Might have to change the blog from Dying Daily to Moderately Painful Daily. Haha I love you ;)