Either this is the equivalent of bending your knees and sinking low before you make a high jump. Or it’s the penultitimate chapter of a training program that left me weaker than when I started. You be the judge. Or really, you just have to wait until April to find out.
Strangely, when I got to the gym, Porter and his wife were leaving. I didn’t realize it was Daylight Savings Time so I got there an hour later than usual.
Madcow was there today. He asked about floor presses. I kind of hate this because I really want people I hate to ask about my training. Like “Why do you do those?” and then I can say, “for bench press” and put my headphones back in. But I like him, so I felt compelled to give him a short justification (which really is – they take less time than regular bench and don’t need a spotter).
Also, he was wearing blue rehband knee sleeves. For this meet, I don’t really see the point of those, since you’ll be competing against guys using 3m wraps that add 50 lbs to their squats. Like the guy who squatted 585 @ 181.
Weight: 192.0 (+1.4) getting a little carried away
Low Bar Squat: 45×8, 95×5, 135×3, 175×3, 215×2, 255, 295, 315, 335, 355, 375, 385, 395
Not a real max, don’t worry.
Bottom Position Squat #12: 225, 295, 335, 365
I think this is my last day of special assistance before the meet. Now it’s squat time.
Manta Ray Squat: 250,255,260,265,270×3 all real fast like speed squats
Floor Press: 45×10, 95×4, 135×3, 175×2, 215×2, 255, 285, 300, 310, 320; 285x5x3
4: 135×3, 210
2: 325, 355
Cable Row: 1 set
Band pulling between sets
Pretty happy with this. Enthused for tomorrow and what is to come.