Lessons that I've learned today... Not eating much, then trying to pull a personal record deadlift isn't easy. But then PRs aren't easy.
Today's pre-workout food... Nothing. No food until post training today. Maybe not ideal, but every week, I'm having a fasting day where I consume no more than 600kcal. I felt OK about not eating today and it didn't really affect me that much - I think that I got more fatigue from consecutive days working out than I got from not eating.
Anyway - the workout today...
Squat: 75kg, 90kg, 110kg, 110kg
Overhead Press: 40kg, 50kg, 55kg, 65kg
Deadlift: 90kg, 110kg, 125kg, 145kg
Sit ups: 5 x 30 (+15kg)
Squat went well - nice and low, good explosive power on the way back up. Nothing too taxing as it's a lighter squat workout.
Overhead press seems a little easier now that I'm gripping the bar better. Equal PR on that one, which was pleasing.
Deadlift was always going to be challenging. The last set was really a 5 sets of 1 rep as I had to re-wrap to the bar and by heck (as my granddad would have said) was it heavy. But, I wanted to make sure that I shifted the weight 5 times. I'll keep at 145kg until I pull it in one set of 5. But, it was new territory - 3 plates and a little bit more!
Sit ups were a PR in terms of reps at that weight, too.
So I celebrated with 600kcal of fish, stir fry veg and noodles. Tomorrow, I might eat a little bit more and I feel that I'll have earned it!