On Monday I bombed out on my deadlift 1 RM test with a max of 143kg (failed as low as 150) when my previous 1RM was 153. This was the day after a successful 5kg PR on squat. My lower back was sore, my body obviously a bit tired and my head (ego) big. Really frustrating that I couldnt even get 150 to break contact with the floor.
Today, 3 days later I re-tested and got a PR at 158.
So my two observations are:
1. although I didnt realise it at the time I guess my body had not recovered from the squat the day before
2. today in the set up as well as tensing my back I squeezed glutes and hammys - this really helped me get the bar off the ground and I think cos I was tired on Monday I was failing to do this
So maybe that info will be useful to others (ok it may be obvious to trainers but its taking me time to work these things out for myself).
Also my question - why does the DL day follow the squat day in CFSB - would there be any harm in swapping DL day with press day to give more recovery or is it a fundamental part of the program ?