What To Do When You’re Not Deadlifting
So I was just talking (actually I was emailing) with one of the members of the SAH Newsletter about the DL Series 260. He wanted to make deadlifting a priority for the next couple of months.
So he shared with me a pretty good strategy on how he was going to integrate Original Strength, Flexible Steel and the Mobility Secrets program on off days.
He asked me if it was a good plan. But not just for a couple of weeks but...
... for a couple of months.
I told him it was not only a good plan but--he could even run it indefinitely. In fact I shared with him that for the past 5 years...
... 90% of my strength training has been deadlifting with the barbell.
... when I feel like snatching--I snatch.
... when I feel like pressing--I press.
... when I feel like doing pull-ups--[you guessed it ] I do pull-ups.
I do just enough to satisfy my "strength craving". I'm currently mixing presses with my deadlift and when I feel like I'm done--I stop.
My training has currently NEVER been so enjoyable... literally ZERO stress.
here's what i do when i'm not deadlifting...
After each cycle (which is 8-12 weeks) I go through what I call "4-Week Transition Phases".
In this phase of my strength training, I only do single kettlebell and bodyweight mobility exercises from the Mobility Secrets.
My goal in this 4 week phase is to "iron out" any asymmetries or "bad habits" I created over the course of the last 8-12 weeks.
Here are the exercises I use:
As I go through these exercises I use a "light" kettlebell (16-24kg).
Because my focus is symmetry and not going all out. I just went "all out" the last 8-12 weeks with my deadlift.
During these 4 weeks--I'm being kind to myself.
Gotta run... time to deadlift. I'm about to close out week 7 of a deadlift experimental plan. Here's what I got on the menu tonight:
- 200kg x 5
- 210kg x 5
- 220kg x 4
- 250kg x 2
- 200kg x 4
Wish me luck.
Stay Strong [As Hec]!