Deadlifts and How to Check for Overtraining
I got home an hour later than expected last night, and didn't get to sleep until 11:30pm. But I was still up at 5:30am to do a bit of work before my deadlift workout.
When I returned from Panama - via Houston - the Canadian Customs line-up was outrageously long. Required about 45 minutes to get through. But worse, I was pulled aside for a secondary examination.
The reason I suspect?
None of the customs agents could believe I traveled to Panama for 6 days with only a small carry-on bag.
But I use this something called an “Air Boss” bag (made by Red Oxx), and the reason I use it is to pack 7+ days of clothes in a small space. Heck, I spent almost $300 on that bag, which is great for packing but a real pain in the upper back to carry. It's not a roller bag, but can fit in every overhead compartment with a week's worth of clothes.
There's more to the story, and you can read it on my business blog here:
Fortunately, thanks to practice, getting up at 5:30am was no problem, and I had a good workout, although my grip strength was weaker than normal.
That might indicated overtraining, according to a strength coach I respect. (I think it was Buddy Morris who said that.)
1) Power Cleans
2) Rack Pulls
3A) Glute-Ham Raise
3B) Ab wheel
Today's training resource:
I highly recommend this article series that explains everything about training to failure. This might be Jason Ferruggia's best work yet:
Today's kickbutt mindset tip:
"You'll be remembered most for the people who say...'You made a difference in my life. Your belief in me changed everything." - Tom Peters
Muscle Morphosis, MS
PS - You can't get advanced results with "good" efforts.