2017-10-17 training log

Squats make everything better.

Drag ass out of bed. I do think I’m perhaps entering a bit of burnout because motivation in many life areas are lacking. But, it’s about discipline, not motivation. So off to the gym I go.

And as usual, I feel better for having done so.

Squats went great today! The work-up went mighty well, everything felt awesome. I started to toy with the notion of working up to 345 – because that’s my all-time best, so to go from a specific 1RM workup and grind to just a typical work-up? That’s stronger. Then I thought maybe 350, because half-way to 400. But no — that’s ego lifting. Not going to do it. Stay the course, follow the plan. I even thought I’d just do the 335 for 2 then, but again no. Point is tho, I felt really good today AND this current work-up is working quite well. That it feels easier and faster every session, as well as the AMRAP increasing, is a good sign. Other lifts are starting to cusp on stagnant, so the reset and change-up I’m about to do is going to be good. But I’m not changing squats because there doesn’t seem to be a need right now.

  • 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 11 (AMRAP)
  • 1″ Deficit Stiff-Leg Deadlift
    • 275 x 8
    • 275 x 8
    • 275 x 7
  • Bodyweight Squats
    • BW x 30
    • BW x 20