Finally got a chance to catch up on sleep (7.5 hours, which is great compared with the 4-5 I usually get) and it certainly made a difference this morning. Looking over Rob’s recent squat/rack pull workout inspired me to do the same – including the PRs.
The squats were once again of the bottom-up variety, with a few sets of regular free squats beforehand to warm up a bit. Worked up to a new 10RM for these before realising I was dangerously close to vomit territory.
For the rack pulls I decided to try out John’s suggestion and use chalk – hoping that my back would call Time before my grip did. This seemed to make a bit of a difference (at least the white handprints on everything looked cool), and I took it 20kg up from last time before calling it a day. As tempting as it was to max out, I’ll try to stick to 10RMs during this phase.
Rack pull (above knee, 6 holes, conventional)