Pretty cool day. Got 8 hours of sleep last night which did wonders.
Also Andy was there and – thrilled with how I cherbed his gf the other day – he helped me with my sumo deadlift form. He advised keeping my toes out even more, starting with the bar an inch from my shins rather than right next to them, then pushing my hips forward before I started to pull. These things may sound odd because of my limited descriptive powers, but I gotta say they really helped.
He also said I had a good body type for sumo, that my hips were super flexible, and that I had good explosiveness. I’ll take those compliments and use them for their placebo effect.
He also showed me where a hidden supply of floor mats are kept. They are half inch thick mats. One or more for deficit sumos (don’t make your feet slip like 45s) and a big stack for block pulls (the rack is too narrow for anyone taller than Emma to do sumo pin pulls) Great. So now, combined with the bands, I have 923574 more possible ways to do sumo deadlifts without getting stronger at actual sumo deadlifts.
Weight: 194.4 (+1.4)
ate real clean today, hopefully it helps.
Manta Ray Squat: 45×4, 135×3, 225×2, 275, 315, 335, 355, 365, 370, 375, 380, 385; 360, 375x3x1, 375×2
Box Squat 9″: 135×2, 185, 225, 265, 275
Box Squat 11″: 315, 355
(i think, once again, one height is enough per day for now on)
Floor Press: 45×10, 95×4, 135×3, 175×2, 205, 235, 260, 280, 295, 305, 315, 320; 270x5x3
reasonably pleased with this performance, though not a PR
Sumo Deficit Deadlift (2 mats = 1″): 135×3, 205×2, 275, 325, 345, 355, 365