Zane Geeting, Friday night squatting and running on fumes

I’m currently in an off-season training cycle, working on bringing up work capacity and weak areas. This cycle is a 2 day per week split because of my hectic summer schedule, so I have to make sure to make the most of each training session. I know I’ll be competing at the XPC finals again this year, I’m just not sure what other meet I’ll do in the late fall/early winter in preparation for it. I’ve got some time to think about that at this point.

 

This week Dirk and I squatted with one of his renters, big kid that plays D end for Northwood University here in MI. I’m getting to the tail end of a 10 day used car sale, and have been working bell to bell at the dealership, hence the “running on fumes” title. I figure I had about 57 working hours in by this point in the week, with another full day to go. That doesn’t count my 1.5 hours drive time each day. It also doesn’t count my time tending animals, and doing all the outside work I do this time of the year, or making it to train. The long and short of it is, I’ve been getting 5-6 hours of sleep a night, and constantly working when I’m not sleeping. I like to keep busy, but this is a bit more than what I’m used to. It should balance out to a 66 hour work week, plus the farm stuff, and odds and ends projects. Anywho, here’s what I did with the limited time I had, I arrived at the gym around 9:30pm after having started my day around 6:30am.

 

Warm up

Bird dogs, McGills, Cat/Camel, Fat man rows and push ups, BW squat

Belt only squat

150×12

240×8

330×5

420×5

450x6x2 sets (RPE 7-8)

SS bar 5 second pause squat, beltless

240×5

260×5 (RPE 6)

Pendlay rows

150x10x2 sets

200×10

240×8

290×8 (RPE 8-9)

– And that was all of it, haha. Yep, short and sweet… did my main movement, and my 2 compound accessories and GTFO of there. I got home at 12:30am or so, showered, ate, and went to bed. Had to be back up by 7am at the latest, to get the animals fed and watered before I headed into work for the day. I’m dragging a little bit this morning, and have a big day of projects tomorrow (fixing some fencing, temporary roof on the pig house, weed whacking about 3.5 acres, cleaning up after the goats, horse, and chickens, and the list goes on.) Luckily enough I have Monday morning off, so I’ll be able to catch up on a little extra sleep then. Training next week should be back to normal, fingers crossed for that.

 

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Zane Geeting

Zane Geeting is a pro multi-ply powerlifter with best lifts of a 935 squat, 625 bench, and 765 deadlift. He is coming back to competitive PL after a year and a half layoff that was a result of several serious injuries including a severe rupture of the right pec that could not be repaired. Zane has an extremely busy schedule that would make most people quit before Friday. He works 55+ hours a week as a finance manager. As a renaissance man, he is also currently restoring a 140 year-old farmhouse and maintaining a hobby farm. Despite all this, Zane still finds time to train 2-3 times per week, as well as coach other lifters.  

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