My Road to a 4x Bodyweight Deadlift: Episode 5

by Jordan Syatt September 30, 2014

Yesterday marked the first day of my 2nd week in this current training cycle.

A lower body training session largely focused on increasing muscle hypertrophy, my main goal was to increase the total weight lifted in every exercise from last week.

It went extremely well.

Here’s the breakdown:

My Training Log

Week 2, Day 1: Lower Body Workout

1) Conventional Deadlift: 3 x 6 @ 335lbs

I increased the weight by 20lbs from last week and it still felt light as all hell. I’m by no means a phenomenal Conventional Deadlifter but I was pleasantly surprised to see how easy this was especially considering I haven’t pulled Conventional in a very long time, nor was I wearing a belt.

2) Squat: 3 x 8 @ 245lbs

This felt fucking awesome.

I increased the weight by 20lbs from last week and still had more in me. Very excited about this.

  • I had to train at AMP (instead of the gym I normally train out of) so I couldn’t use an SS Bar for this or the Goodmornings (below). Not a huge deal but definitely want to get back to the SS Bar next week since it addresses my weaknesses very well.

3a) Goodmorning: 3 x 12 @ 175lbs

I increased the weight by 20lbs from last week and it, honestly, felt pretty easy.

I have a feeling it’ll be much harder with the SS Bar but, overall, very happy with how these felt.

  • This 1st set felt a little uncoordinated but by the 2nd and 3rd set I was on point.

3b) DB Goblet Reverse Lunge: 3 x 10/leg @ 90lbs

These suck.


They’re brutal.

I increased the weight by 10lbs from last week and it was horrible.

That being said, I’ll probably increase the weight another 10lbs (to 100lbs) for next week.

That’s a Wrap

The entire training session, warm-up included, took about 65-minutes. 

I actually trained fasted (at 10am) and felt amazing…until the Reverse Lunges.

I don’t normally train fasted – and don’t plan on making it a habit – but thought it was very interesting to see how great I felt despite veering from my normal routine.

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