So some days you just don’t care. Now I don’t mean that I really don’t care, but some days you just don’t have the drive you usually do. Today was one of those days. I strapped on my boots and Ty explained the warmup. Usually no problem. Today I didn’t even make it through the first 20 squats without complaining. I immediately thought to myself….’this is NOT going to end well” The warm up was 7 exercises 5 rounds and wasn’t even through the first exercise and I was done.
Of course….my coach, Ty Philips, was less than empathetic. He had a few choice names for me, non of which are blog appropriate. That usually brings out the inner drive no matter how far distracted I am, but not today. That didn’t even fire me up. I slowly chipped away at the warmup which I would say was less than impressive before moving into deadlifts.
At this point I was so over working out that I felt like I was just going through the motions. 5, then 3, then 2, then 2, then 1, then 1…..and then the craziest thing happened. I realized that I had just pulled 305lbs. Without even knowing it or trying I had PR’d my deadlift by 20lbs. And it didn’t even feel that terrible. So we threw on 10 more lbs and I had one more go at it.
So the second one wasn’t nearly as pretty, I got it off the ground, passed the knee, and hitched it up to get my hip to full lock out. According to Jay Ashman my face turned purple in the process. HOLY CRAP…..315lbs! A 30lbs PR….I’m still a little in disbelief considering that last thing I wanted to be doing was lifting.
I guess that goes to show how the mental game can work against you. Had I been having a ‘on’ day I would have been trying to mentally psyching myself up and thinking about the weight. Being just straight annoyed that I was even at the gym I was just doing what I was told, no mental game at all.