This is Week 1 of my Training Vlogs: This week I had a lot that went well in my training, and a lot of weaknesses that I need to look at if I want to get better. This was my sort of pivot week after peaking, and I wanted to take a little bit of a deload – doing a lot of Tier II work (variations of competition lifts) as well as to keep the volume higher, and keep my Rate of Perceived Exertion at or below an 8.
Things That Went Well: My mentality is really strong going into this week. Keeping this training vlog in mind while performing all my lifts makes me want to keep everything tight, even if it means I have to sacrifice some weight on the bar.
What To Work On: Lat tightness was not very impressive on my deadlifts, as always, Sumo being my non-competition deadlift variation is a struggle. I want to improve that lift this cycle. I also want to make sure that I’m keeping a neutral back positioning on all of my squat variations.