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Humbling deadlift session yesterday; Injuries kept me awake last night.

Saturday, September 28, 2013 by  
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With my road bike out of commission and no time to go mountain biking, I decided that yesterday was a perfect day to hit the weights. I was in the mood for an intense, high volume workout, but I also included some low rep, heavy deads.

It’s been a long time since I’ve done heavy deadlifts, and so after warming up a bit I slapped more plates on the deadlift bar than it’s seen in quite some time. What I was able to lock out yesterday was a far cry from what I once considered heavy pulls, but I’m also a lot lighter now.

Even though I’m much lighter and my fitness priorities have changed since my bodybuilding days, I have to admit that I felt that old ego-driven itch yesterday. “If the bar ain’t bending, then you’re just pretending!” was running through my mind as I desperately looked for any hint of an arc in the steel… Nope.

I felt pretty good, and had to resist the urge to go for a 1RM. My lower back is thanking me for that restraint this morning.

I'm not crying. Honest.

I’m not crying. Honest.

The injuries I sustained in Thursday’s bike wreck are relatively minor, but annoying. The worst of the road rash is on my upper leg, just below my hip. That area is really swollen and sore now. I’m a side sleeper, and I woke myself up several times last night as I turned over to that side in my sleep.

My replacement derailleur hanger will be here sometime on Monday, so at least I’ll be able to do trainer rides while I get the wheel situation resolved. I should have some more information on the replacement Zipp on Monday.

I can only get away for an hour this morning, so I think I’m going to do a road ride on my mountain bike. 🙂

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