All good on the DL this morning. Nothing overly impressive but 5 x 8 @ 60kg works for me quite nicely. Just focussed on keeping tight and maintaining 100% form for every single rep. I'm sure I could shift significantly more weight but I'm determined to stay light and build up slowly. Hopefully this will pay dividends long term when I get towards heavier weights.
Started with leg press, in to RDL in to the DL in to 10 minutes of stretching to cool down. Liking this routine for the moment.
I'm tempted to do this routine twice per week and leave squats out for now. It's obviously working legs anyway and will help get some volume in to keep improving the form. I think getting some volume in will also help my conditioning on these a lot as well. After a set of 8 at 60kg I feel pretty fatigued even bordering on slightly dizzy. It's obviously my body not being used to maintaining that tightness combined with holding my breath combined with picking a lump of weight up off the floor.
Maintaining tension is pretty tough, but just like anything you get used to it pretty good. Sets of 8 DLs are really tough though, 5 is pushing my limit for conditioning for now.
Did the same deadlift routine again this morning but for 5 x 10 @ 60kg instead of the 5 x 8 earlier in the week. Actually felt easier than Tuesday, probably due to eating more yesterday and also having a bit more sleep last night.
My plan is to increase these incredibly slowly to maybe get up to some decent numbers mid to long term. I was watching a video that said you need to repeat a movement approximately 300 times to learn it but 3000 times to re-learn it if you're changing it at all. 100 reps per week should help with this so I should be pretty decent by the time I get heavier and have to cut the reps back.
Going to bump up to 65kg next week, stick with two sessions per week and then increase 5kg every week and just see what happens.
Accessory day tomorrow