Decided on a lighter low body session this morning. I have been doing a good deal of running (by my standards) and wanted to introduce some deadlifts, but with my focus being primarily aesthetic in nature, my approach to deadlifting is quite different than the standard that you often see in the gym and on Youtube.
Seems deadlifting is one of those exercises where a whole lot of people pile as much weight on the bar as possible, often at the expense of technique and form.
A theory that I have been working on is that you should pull the 45# bar from the floor, with a very straight back, as your initial warm-up. Really get extremely low, get a feel for the exercise, feel the hips & glutes, then quads doing the work.
Ramp up very slowly, adding just a little load, and then perform the working set(s), and if you are also aesthetically-minded, a double overhand grip makes sense.
Deadlifts 45×5, 95×5, 115×5, 135×5, 155×5, 175×5
Romainian Deads 65×10,10,10
Behind The Back EZ Curl Bar Walks w/reverse shrug grip (sounds more complex than they actually are) 85x100ft,100ft, 100ft.
Nutrition: Calories 2,728 Carbs 248 Fat 89 Protein 133
Scale is all over the place, but waist measurement is holding fast, right at 29 7/8.