I woke up today feeling sore, especially in my lower back, just above my buttocks. My squats and deadlifts yesterday must have hit the weakest link in my posterior chain badly! It’s still sore up to now, late at night, but I’m not about to lay off doing those big lifts. In fact, I think I’m getting addicted, addicted to lifting big! Now, I love doing squats and deadlifts. The bench press though is still one exercise which I need to love more (but not more than squats or deadlifts). Then there are cleans and overhead presses. The list goes on. I blame my current program (StrongLifts 5X5) for this addiction. I can’t do this program forever, but I know that it sowed the seeds of my quest for strength.
Today was a rest from training. Aside from some naps during the day, reading, and relaxing, I did some research on proper deadlift form, both from Eric Cressey’s articles on T-Nation (a seriously good resource) and from the books I already have. I was feeling good already lifting the weights I have been lifting, but learned that I can be much, much better with proper training and technique. I have a long, long way to go, but I know I’ll enjoy this particular journey.
Nutrition was mostly on target today, not entirely clean, but nothing really bad either.
Now, I need to sign off and do my foam rolling and protein shake before going to sleep. Tomorrow is another lifting day!