Headed to Pushmore this morning to get my daily workout fix and hey hey, it was one of my fave exercise ever – deadlifts for the win! This workout has no time component but you basically lift as heavy as you can for each set. Below are my results.
Deadlift 5 – 5 – 5 – 5 – 5
Results: 110lbs, 143lbs, 165lbs, 170lbs, 176lbs
Started off with my body weight and slowly increased the pounds at each set. After the third set, I attempted 90kgs (which is almost twice my bodyweight!) but only managed to do 1 rep. Personally it was still quite an achievement for I think that’s the heaviest I’ve ever deadlifted. More information on the deadlift and a demo video can be seen at the Pushmore blog here. That being said, my lower back is sore and my upper back is now feeling the DOMS from Search & Rescue two days again. Will take a break from working out my back tomorrow.
On another note, read John-son’s latest blogpost about getting enough rest in order to achieve better results during workouts and it was a reminder to myself that whilst for now I could (and always do >.<) live on 5 – 6 hours of sleep, it was starting to take a toll on my body as I’ve been trying to do as many things as I could within the day (shooting, workout, hang out with friends, meet clients, edit pictures, etc). Meh.
I’m gonna start tracking my hours of sleep as well and see how much it affects my workouts. Last night
approx 6 hours (0330 – 0930)
Edit: Went for a quick jog at TTDI park with Eon in the evening (alot of mozzies today! Aaarggh!). Didn’t have my watch with me but jogged approximately 3km and did 50 lunges thereafter. The jog left my calves and shin absolutely pumped, I really need to run more to increase my cardio level 0.o Stretched it out at the playground thereafter. That being said, I’ve noticed that the more work I have, the more I want to go workout. Call it a stress reliever but despite getting physically tired from working out, it does help me cope with work better.