My legs felt sore, but I didn't feel right taking a day off. It felt like a good day to do some light sets, which I haven't done in weeks. Surprisingly, my shoulders and tris didn't feel sore even after yesterday's high volume press workout, so I figured I'd do light, low-volume squats and a regular bench routine.
= 6,150 lbs.
a*) 3 x 10 x 160
b) 10 x 135
*Based on how I felt, I was going to maybe try 6 sets of 10 with 160. I felt great during the warmup sets; lower back and glutes felt particularly strong in the hole, like I could sit down there all day supporting the weight. After the 3rd set of 10, though, I knew my quads were burned out, so I just wrapped up with a back off set with 135.
: thought I had a stress fracture in my right tibia a couple months ago (I did long walks, and my tibialis pretty much just stopped working), and I think I did and still do. Bit by bit it's getting sorer, and it's not muscle pain. It really flares up when I'm in the hole during squats. It's not too serious, but I'll have to start compensating for it soon or even stop squats and deadlifts altogether for a while. I'm hoping real hard that it doesn't come to that!
= 7,500 lbs.
a*) 3 x 10 x 135
b) 3 x 10 x 115
*I thought I had 135 for 6 sets of 10. I've done it before pretty easily. Just like squats, the warmup sets felt great, but my stamina just completely disappeared after a few sets. I dropped to 115 and finished the sets, but I started feeling like I couldn't wait for the workout to end. I never feel like this. So yeah, it's definitely time for a day off. I'll probably even go light next time just like I did today.
*Meal 5 = post-workout