2018-10-08 training log

Today was OK.

I’m exhausted. Day job project continues to wear me out. It’s having an effect. Weights felt heavy all day. I’m struggling to find a soluton to the problem… just when things are so unrelenting, it’s challenging.

Still, it was generally a good day. I continue to be happy about depth. So now it’s about keeping that upper back and torso tight. Was a little better today, but still much room to improve. Of course, focus on one thing often leads to forgetting other things – like breaking first at the hips, pushing back, then hip drive out of the hole. I did start to remember that on the pause squats tho… sigh.

Leg press. This is interesting because in the past leg press did something but not much for me. But now, feet higher and wider on the platform, higher reps (up to 15 per set), pyramid up in weight, and man… I am feeling it. I hope this will pay off.

Anyways, generally alright day. This week is mostly a 5’s light week for everything else, but as I’m doing squats along strong-15, I just kept that going and didn’t switch it up. Rest of the week I hope will be good for recovery.

6th cycle, fixing my squat; modeled after Strong-15

  • Squat (superset with band pullaparts)
    • bar x 10
    • 135 x 8
    • 175 x 5
    • 205 x 4
    • 240 x 3
    • 265 x 2
    • 285 x 1
    • 315 x 1
    • 320 x 1
  • Pause Squats
    • 250 x 5
  • Leg Press (feet high and wide)
    • 90 x 10
    • 270 x 15
    • 360 x 15
    • 450 x 12
  • Stationary Bike
    • 10 min