11/10/13- The 238th birthday of my beloved Marine Corps and, as it turns out, it is leg day as well. How fitting.
I was a little disappointed in my squat session today, but I believe there were two contributing factors. The first one is the fact that I just worked deadlifts the day before yesterday. I strongly believe that I need at least two days between deadlifts and squats to be able to really push it hard on both. I actually would prefer 3 days to be honest.
The second factor is that my schedule got thrown off just a little bit this morning and I wasn't able to consume a satisfactory amount of carbs before my workout. This has caused serious problems in the past.
I added some sets on the hip sled back in to compensate for only doing 4 work sets on squats. When I started on the hip sled I could tell that my deadlift session was affecting my squats. These didn't feel as heavy as they should have.
Anyway, on to the work.
bar x 10, 10
135 x 8
185 x 5
225 x 1
245 x 1
275 x 1
315 x 1
355 x 5
355 x 5
360 x 5
365 x 5- I had to cut it off there. I just didn't have enough gas left to get my fifth set, so I moved on to the hip sled.
560 x 10
650 x 5
740 x 5
830 x 5
920 x 5
That is all. This week marks the 6 month point in my journey. Therefore I will be doing a max day on at least the big three lifts this week to see where I currently stand. I have made much better progress than I had ever expected I could, so I am excited to see where I am at. I should be able to increase the poundages of all the lifts in my sig except for maybe squat, which I just hit a couple weeks ago. Let's do this!
"Why yes, yes I am on a cutting diet. If you touch my food, I WILL cut you."
"We should ban treadmills instead of guns. I have never been harmed by a gun while treadmills, on the other hand, routinely make me feel like I am dying."
Gym pr's- bench 330, DL 405, squat 450
Meet pr's- bench 350, do 425, squat tbd