Day 24 - Maximum Effort
Need protein. Today is maximum effort day and I need protein. I grab the last of my eggs out of the fridge. They expire today. Whew! Dodged a bullet there. I hate throwing food away. Unfortunately my stupid brain took over. I couldn’t help but wonder if they took leap day into account when they put the food label on the container. Had the eggs gone bad by one day? Stupid brain.
Ben crushed today’s maximum effort day. By the end I felt as though I had merely participated. First on the docket was above parallel back squats. I have never done these and OMG! I have read over and over that by pushing your legs out in this movement you get better recruitment of the muscles that help you move laterally. Isn’t that the truth? My groin muscles were firing faster than a six shooter.
Note to self: lacking development of lateral muscles, do wide box squats.
Snatch grip deadlift from a deficit. Man I’m tired just from typing that. This is the point where I became a mere participant. Ben went beast mode. Watch the video below. I need not explain more.
The last thing was seated goodmornings. I was a little jaded that Ben hit a massive PR and I did not. So when he said “185 is a good weight", I made sure we did 275. How do you like them apples Ben?
Later today I have to make up my Friday lift. It will be a blood bath.
Thought of the Day:
How many people have said the F-Word more than their own name?