Today’s workout lasted 2 hrs and 40 minutes. Yes, my inlaws are in town. It’s not that I want to avoid them – they are very friendly. It’s just that, like my son, I get away with more when they are in town. They spoil him, and my wife is reluctant to hector me in front of them.
Low Bar Squat: 45×4, 115×3, 175×2, 235×1, 275×1, 315×1, 345×1, 375×1, 405×1
Yeah, if you have read this blog for any length of time, you will learn that while I am fairly disciplined in general, (sticking to the Broz program for 10 weeks, not missing a day) I often go back on my word and am wishy-washy about the details (box squats or not? high bar or low bar? deadlifts or RDL?).
Partial Squats: #9 495×1, #9 545×1, #9 575×1, #10 500×1, #10 530×1, #11 495×1, #12 455×1, #13 410×1
Closegrip Bench: 45×10, 95×3, 145×3, 185×2, 225×1, 265×1, 285×1, 305×1, 320×1, 330×1, 340×1; 260,265,270,275,280×1, 260×2, 265×3 (10)
Deadlift: 135×3, 205×1, 275×1, 345×1; 385×1,1 (2)
After this bullsh*t beginning, where 405 felt heavy on squat, and 345 on deadlift, and I only set one PR on a squat rack height that basically involves unlocking and relocking my knees, I decided to just do whatever I pleased.
High Bar Squat: 135×3, 225×2, 245,265,285,305,315,320,325,330,335,340,345,350,355,355×1 (30 TSV)
I was doing these just on the platform with no spotter, partly to check my form in the mirror, and partly because another guy wanted to use the squat rack. I felt sort of bad for him. He is a big guy, probably 6’1, 240 lbs, and an ex-football player. He is adequate at squatting, but never goes quite to parallel (but I’m sure he thinks he does). He goes up to about 345×3, uses low bar, but keeps his feet too close together. I’d like to give him some advice, but I think he might take it the wrong way. I went up to 355, which was not an attempt to show him up. I hope that he doesn’t think that it was.
RDL: 205×2, 275×1, 295×3; 210,215,220,225×3 (12)