Fairly painful workout today. My lower back has been bothering me this entire week. I notice that my butt’s going up sooner than my shoulders therefore creating a temporary “arch” in my lower back thereby straining my lower back. After the workout, I have trouble bending down (forwards that is). I’m going to bring a camera with me to check my form. Injury is the last thing I want as I’m only starting; fixing my form now will alleviate any future injuries that may arise from squatting with poor technique/form.
Presses were completed, but it seems like I’m already having a bit of a struggle to push the reps out. My overhead presses have always been very weak; I have to look into strengthening this lift and or checking to see if I’m pressing with correct form/technique. Sometime between the sets, I tweaked a muscle deep in my right traps.
Deadlifts were fairly easy. I held onto the weight after the last rep to work on my grip strength. I managed to hold on for roughly 15 seconds, but I’m sure I could have held on for longer.
Today marks my 2nd week after starting and I can already notice my abs slowly disappearing in the mid section. After weighing myself today this morning, I found myself at a whopping 164.5 lbs! That’s almost 15 lbs of weight gain in 2 weeks. Slightly miss the lean abs, but more than worth the loss in the long run once I get back up to my 2 plate squat- my plate bench soon after.
Body Fat: 13%
2 x 30 sec. static Squat position stretch, pushing knees out
2 x 10 Leg swings
2 x 10 sec. Shoulder/Pec stretch
2 x 15 sec. Warrior Lunge + Twist
5 x Bar
3 x 95
5 x 5 x 120
5 x 5 x 60
5 x 145