Monday, February 25, 2008 (Week 6, doing Week 4’s assigned lifts) Deadlift 5x135, 5x185, 5x225, 3x240, 2x285 Deadlift Speed Set 12x240 ms Romanian Deadlift 3x8x145 Dumbbell prone Row 3x8x55 Good Mornings 3x8x120 Lat Pulldown 3x8x120 Seated Single Calf Raise 3x10x65 Standing Calf Raise 3x10x140 I was a little concerned about the 285 deadlift, having missed a coupla 280 lb lifts a while back. So I ate a ¼ cup of raisins and had a bit of “choccy” on the way to the gym. The first 285 went up like buttah! The second lift took a bit more work, but it went up relatively easily, too. I think I may have done the right thing by re-evaluating my program and doing Weeks 3 and 4 over again. Plus I played around on the Pec Dec and the ab machine. I’ll do squats instead of deads on Wednesday. I suspect I’ve been doing Ed Coan’s program incorrectly. I’ll bet he only schedules deads once a week, then squats and bench on the other days. I’ve been doing deads only, 3 times a week (oops!). Anyhow, I felt good. I was able to increase the weight a bit on most of the lifts. I’ve been frankly concerned about getting the form right on the Good Mornings. I don’t want to bend over carelessly with a weighted barbell on my shoulders…!! Thus I’ve been going very slowly. Today I increased the tempo on my GMs and realized that they’re not all that hard after all. I plan to increase the weight a bit next time.