My Road to a 4x Bodyweight Deadlift: Episode 27

by Jordan Syatt November 16, 2014


My Training Log

Week 8, Day 3: Dynamic Effort Lower Body

Great day.

As you know, my hip has been bothering which has kept me from doing any bilateral squatting for the past 5-weeks.

I’ve been doing some corrective work and it’s been feeling better so I decided to try some high box squats and they felt fantastic.

No pain.

No discomfort.

And I felt surprisingly strong.

All great things.

1) High Box Squat: 1 x 4 @ 315lbs

I planned to work up to 1 top (heavy) set of 4 reps before going into speed squats but I decided to nix speed squats altogether.

I figured there was no reason to keep squatting and possibly aggravate the hip on my first day back – especially after such an encouraging set of heavy squats – so I called it there and moved on to speed deadlifts. 

2) Speed Deadlifts vs. Bands: 7 x 2 @ 275lbs

Felt great.

Conventional is in no way, shape, or form my favorite lift but it unquestionably helps to build my sumo strength so I’m happy to train it every now and again.

3a) Front Loaded Bulgarian Split Squats: 3 x 8/leg @ 155lbs

I hate these.

Love ’em and hate ’em.

So sore already.

3b) Barbell Hip Thrust: 3 x 12 @ 295lbs

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