Thursday, October 11
So I took Tuesday off and when I went to squat Wednesday I immediately realized that something was wrong with my upper back. So I kept squatting. But then it was getting worse and I realized that hitting a 40 lb squat PR and a 50 lb front squat PR both in the last 4 days may have left me with a bit more of a need for recovery than I care to admit. Anyway... on to some benching!
I will say that my wrists and forearms felt pretty achy right from the warmups on... but the 440x4 was still a PR and kept me right on the progression I'm following
Friday, October 12
Friday is generally my deadlift day. Today was one of those days. And things got festive...
...this was a timely PR and was done with pound plates on an Okie bar... shouldn't be any more flexible than Eleiko kilo plates on a Texas bar... which is what will be at my next meet...
...also both 10 lb PRs for 2rm and 6rm respectively
Overall I felt strong and my tech felt easy. This was a good session to finish on a couple weeks out from the meet.
Sunday, October 14
Today I decided to bench yet again instead of waiting...
...turned out to be an easy PR!
Chest Supported Rows (Body Masters T-Bar Row...best CSR ever)
All in all the bench has jumped and my goal of a 500 bench on Dec 1 might be possible Nov 3...
Monday, October 15
HMMMMM... pretty much started to back squat, lost my balance on my first knee wrapped set and threw 705 over my head... decided to be done and wait till later in the week to squat when I could get in a monolift.
Tuesday, October 16
Decided it was inappropriate on National Boss Day to wait until later in the week to squat, but instead to get my last front squat day in before the ST meet...
This was a nice PR especially since I was lifting solo at the BBBC... but here's the vid
Well this gets everything up to date with my training! I'm 13 days out and the plan is to have 2 bench days left and one squat day. Because of the hectic meet schedule I've kept I can really only lift heavy because there isn't a long enough stretch to build up volume and an adaptation to it. Oh well... there are worse things than lifting heavy...