2012-10-29 workout – Wendler 5/3/1 program, cycle 14, squat 3
- 5/3/1 – Squat (working max: 280#)
- 2x5x45 (warmup)
- 1x5x215 (work)
- Asst. #1 – Squat
- 5 x 10 x 135/135/135/115/95
- Asst. #2 – Pulldown abs
- 5 x 10 x 120
- Foam Rolling
I’ve found that balance is a key part to success in life in all areas of life. Regarding working out, I’ve swung pretty far one way, then the diet hit and I swung pretty far the other way. Now I think I’m trying to find my balance. But you have to go to the extremes in order to know where middle could even be.
I’m tired of the dieting… it’s killing me mentally. Not just the diet itself, but I really hate that I can’t lift properly. Yes I know about the long term goals and the sacrifices to get there. I’m just experimenting and learning. And so with that well… I’ll write more about these details later.
The squats went well. Yes I only did a single on my max weight… I started to come up out of the hole, it was ugly, and I refused to go any further. I’ve been very pleased with my improvement in form and technique, so why struggle around just to heave the weight, y’know? I am not going to go up in squat weight this next cycle… keep it the same, keep the form tight, and go up on reps. So hey… get 2-3 reps next cycle, great. I’m just finding with my fixed form that well… I suck. That certain muscles were lagging because of how my prior form was. So they just have to get brought up and that’s all fine.
But hey… I ensured I did a lot of reps (more on this later) and my legs are jelly. So that’s all good. My ankle is still unhappy, but the rest of my legs are in that good hurt happy.