Thursday March 30

Good news/bad news day.

Good news:

Squat B/Wx5x2, 45x5x2, 135×5, 185×3, 225×2, 255x5x3 – PR and good but grindy. Still getting my technical down.

On the other hand – this took forever. Resting 8 minutes between last warm-up and each work set took 45 minutes from the time I put my shoes on.

Bad news

Press 45x5x2, 75×5, 95×3, 115×2, 135×2 – these two were perfect reps but I was done.  I’m not about to drop a barbell on my head, so hung it up here. No pulls.

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Monday March 20

Dumpster fire:

Squat:

  • 45x5x2 Trouble achieving depth
  • 135×5 still funky
  • 185×3 felt like 405×3
  • 225×2 ok, maybe I just needed to get warm
  • 245×5 and this felt like a max. last rep took about 3-4 seconds or felt longer.
  • 220x6x2 – my thinking was to make up the volume (245x5x2 = 2450. 2450/220 = 11 and change, so 12 accounts for it) at 90% of it.  Somedays we just don’t have it

Press

  • 45x5x2
  • 65×5
  • 85×3
  • 105×2 – not fun. should’ve been clear that work sets were going to suck.
  • 130×4 and stalled on the 5th.  This plus the awful squats and being tired/beat down, I just called it a day.

Friday March 10

3 hours sleep, preceded by 3 hours sleep the night before.

Squat

  • b/w 5×2
  • 45x5x2
  • 95x5x2
  • 135×5
  • 175×3
  • 205×2
  • 225x5x3 – this is about where I was before my kid was born, so I’m happy with this today.

Press

  • 45x5x2
  • 65×5
  • 85×3
  • 105×2
  • 120x5x3 – this is a PR as far as I can tell, definitely for volume on the press.

Deadlift, double overhand

  • 135×5
  • 185×3
  • 225×2
  • 255×5 – again, this is a double overhand DL PR, at least as far as I can tell.