This morning I woke up and dragged myself to the gym. I had a goal of getting more than 225 off the floor on deadlift. I hurt my shoulder and developed tendinitis in my forearms during my last deployment. I managed an extensive warmup followed by a 5x4 of 225, and then my attempt at a single 275. Didn't fully get it but managed a sloppy 245, so that pumped me up because I finally broke 225 after hurting myself. It's been a long, journey back to feeling like I'm improving and not just trying to get back to where I was. I've never wanted to have to rely on extra equipment while working out, always felt like I was cheating. My injury has shown me that it's not cheating but important to preventing and recovering from an injury. My buddy @the_flyinghawaiian started his own company selling some amazing wrist straps. These things are solid and built to last. If your in the market to get some straps and like supporting military startups, head over to @kungfugrips and grab a pair. First time I used these and I noticed my tendinitis never flaired up once during my workout. Also, my gym is run by money pinchers and none of the bars have grips left on them. So these will help immensely if your gym suffers from smooth bars. Also, quick shout out to my fellow airborne brethren over at @wetsu_co for the dope shirt and @rogueamericanapparel for the shorts. Go support them too, they make boss apparel.
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