-166×1-both hands Applied a quarter-sized glob of Dry Hands for this set. Temperature was about 35 degrees in the garage today. Dry Hands isn’t the best choice for this particular temp. The “water trick” is better suited to this temp…
-192×1-right hand, -MISS-left hand Used Dry Hands again. Got about 1″ lefty. Solid pull righty though.
-203-MISS-both hands Did get about 3″ righty though. Dry Hands again.
-203-MISS-both hands Didn’t rest very long between these attempts and it didn’t help things much.
-203×1-right hand, -MISS-left hand Used the “water trick” and got a solid lift righty. No movement lefty though.
-192×1-both hands Solid pulls-both hands. No Dry Hands or “water trick” used on this last set and it was the strongest of all the sets. No chalk either of course. Chalk makes the Rolling Thunder handle slick.
Tested for a max and it ended up being 203lbs righty and 192lbs lefty. Next workout I won’t use Dry Hands or the “water trick.”
-206×1 Way harder than I thought it would be. I seemed to think I had tried this lift years back…maybe I have…but this felt different than I remember. That might be explained simply by the fact that my back was healthier before December of 2010 – when I had my disc injury.
-222-MISS Weight was not balanced and I didn’t even clear it off the floor since it felt like I was going to possibly injure my back.
-222×1 Solid lift. Hard, but pulled plenty high.
Had to center the weights on the FBBC 2″ vbar – which I used as the loading bar – the balance was what killed me on the first try at 222lbs.
Will eventually go much higher I’m sure – but first I’m going to make sure my back can take it before getting crazy with this lift. Don’t like the position that it puts my back in while lifting.
Bodyweight was 211 for this workout.