Do you ever have that moment where something that kicked your butt the last time you encountered it gets shattered all to hell and back the next time you run into it?
Well, that happened to me earlier today, and it’s awesome.
Let me back up a bit. A little over a month ago, I hit a deadlift attempt for five reps but could only do four. I just didn’t have a fifth rep in me. I know, I tried.
It was right before I what Starting Strength calls a reset. Basically, you take some weight off the bar and work back up. In theory, this will let you shatter through the previous wall. It makes sense, at least for a novice lifter.
I hit the deadlift wall, then an overhead press wall, so it was time for a reset.
Today, I had to attempt the same weight I failed on a month ago. Guess what?
I kicked it in the balls. Continue reading “Breakthroughs”