2017-06-12 training log

Mixed feelings about today.

I’m repeating this cycle to work on depth. But I’m failing at the mental game. I need to remind myself of the worst: that I have to dump the bar. Big deal. Yet, it still messes with my head. Sigh.

What’s interesting tho is I’m improving my hip flexibility, so the feeling of “in the hole” and “have hit depth” is changing. So what feels like I’ve just hit depth now is much deeper in the hole. So having to deal with my issue plus a new sensation of where depth is is just messing with me. Ugh.

I felt like I hit depth, but also didn’t. I need to bring a second iDevice with me so I can record every set.


Tried out the new STrong knee sleeves. The Slingshot sleeves are a “squishy” neoprene, but these are a denser material, same as the elbow sleeves. Could you get some pounds out of these? I guess so, if you got tight-enough ones. I just got the “comfort fit” and I doubt I got anything. 🙂 But they are a little denser, a little stiffer, a little more prone to want to be straight than bent. I also found the fabric is a bit more abrasive against the skin, so whereas the other sleeves I’d be happy to wear throughout the session, I don’t really want to wear these longer than I have to. It’s not horrible, but against my skin it’s certainly not as comfortable. I did like how they were longer and had more coverage.

Oh, and on the squats, funny thing. I’m so used to pyriamiding down that that’s what I did. I hit the top set then set up weights for the prior set instead of first-set for pauses. I said screw it and given my performance on the top set opted to pyramid down for AMRAP, then 1 set of pauses. I dug that. Who knows, maybe I’ll do that next cycle.

Anyways, today was what it was.

  • Squats
    • bar x whatever
    • 145 x 5
    • 180 x 5
    • 215 x 3
    • 250 x 3
    • 290 x 3
    • 325 x 4
    • 290 x 5
    • 250 x 8
  • Pause Squat
    • 250 x 4
  • Bodyweight squat (superset with crunches)
    • BW x 15
    • BW x 15
    • BW x 15
    • BW x 15
  • Crunches
    • BW x 20
    • BW x 17
    • BW x 14