2017-10-03 training log

I hope I didn’t strain or pull my hamstring.

Today felt pretty awesome. Squats felt strong. I actually felt like working up to a higher set (e.g. 335) but told myself no, stick with the plan — if anything, put that juice into the AMRAP set.

And sure enough I did. Last week went to 11, but today? 15 pretty easily. Yes, the last few reps took a couple breaths between reps, but 15 was quite do-able. I felt like I could have cranked out a couple more, but I won’t take squats to failure. 15 is the ceiling, and I hit it.

But boy, that was taxing.

So as I go into the stiff-legs, they were flying up, which was quite cool. But as they went along, I started feeling something bad in my left hamstring. On the third set I stopped it short because this was not a good pain. It’s not a horrible pain… maybe 1-2 on the scale, but it’s certainly not “good hurt” type of pain. It’s still a little achy even now, so I’m just going to keep stretching and rolling it to see how things go.

And bodyweight squats. I’m digging doing these instead of split squats or lunges. Main reason is I am using them as an opportunity to work form, and I think that’s helping me a bunch.

So, pretty good day. We’ll see how the hams go.

Odd thing tho? I debate what to do next week. I’d normally up the weights 10# across the work-up, but was today just exceptional, or was today a solid day? I’m not truly sure, compared to how crappy I felt yesterday — today’s so much better. So… I think I’m going to plan on increasing, but I’ll play it by ear.

  • Squat
    • bar x 10
    • 135 x 5
    • 165 x 4
    • 195 x 3
    • 245 x 2
    • 275 x 1
    • 305 x 1
    • 325 x 1
    • 300 x 3
    • 255 x 15 (AMRAP)
  • 1″ Deficit Stiff-Leg Deadlift
    • 275 x 8
    • 275 x 8
    • 275 x 6
  • Bodyweight Squats
    • BW x 20
    • BW x 20
    • BW x 10