2017-10-10 training log

Today had to be a jack-shit day. I’ve got a big, long day at work. Need to get on with it.

This session saw an increase in weights. The initial work-up weights changed to be simple plate math: 45’s and 25’s. Then a new top weight of 335#.

I admit a bit of trepidation, because my best ever is 345# and here I am 10# away. But I know things have been going well, my depth and overall form has greatly improved, so really the uncertainty was misplaced. The weight went up like butter. Oh sure, it was a bit of work, but it was FAR easier than anticipated. I’m happy about that. I’ll stay at this work-up until the AMRAP hits 15 reps, then continue to up the weights.

One big thing I also did was avoid the mirror. From the moment my hands touched the bar, I wanted to work by feel and not by visual feedback, which has been hurting me as of late. That helped a good deal today. That said tho, one other thing I want to work on is increasing my bar speed during the descent. Not that I want to dive-bomb it, I still want it controlled. But a little more speed would help the stretch reflex. More to work on.

  • Squat
    • bar x 5
    • 135 x 5
    • 185 x 4
    • 225 x 3
    • 255 x 2
    • 285 x 1
    • 315 x 1
    • 335 x 1
    • 305 x 3
    • 265 x 9 (AMRAP)

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