Zane Geeting, Tuesday night tuggin’… Not the best session

I’m currently in an off-season training block, working on bringing up work capacity, and some weak areas. The weights are relatively sight, and the reps higher than usual. I don’t have a meet picked out yet, but the plan is to hit something in the late fall/early winter, then the XPC finals again.

This week was my deadlift week. I was feeling pretty good about it early in the day, and had the plan of pulling 635 for a belt only rep PR. As the day progressed, work got busy, and I wound up way behind schedule on everything. I wound up leaving work about 45 minutes late, and getting to the gym just as far behind, despite rushing to get there. As a result I rushed my warm up in order not to hold up Dirk, as most of the crew was done training when I got there. Needless to say, things did not go the way I had planned…

Warm up

Bird dogs, McGill’s, Cat/Camel’s, Fat man rows and push ups

Belt only, sumo deadlift

Warmed up to 585×1, then loaded the 635 I had planned on pulling for a rep PR. To this point everything was heavy and I could not get into a good position. I kept getting forward, and pulling weights much slower than usual. I tried getting a little psyched up, which I normally don’t really do in the off season, thinking it was all in my head. I tried to get into position with the 635 and just couldn’t do it. I decided there was no reason to try to pull it with shitty form and risk an injury or even just a junk set. I called it good and moved on.

Circuit of 1. DB shrugs 2. Neck machine 3. DB curls

3 sets of: 20/20/15

Wrist roller work

3 sets up and down with 25 lbs.

– That was it. Basically just some fluff and buff stuff since I knew I was in no shape for a good session. There was no reason to try to make something out of nothing here. I decided to keep it light and focus on getting in a good session this Friday night.

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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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