Squats were ok aside from the fact that my lower back was killing me. I tried tightening my abs to alleviate the pain, it helped a little. I feel like I’m hyperextending my back into a hyperlordotic arch when I get low. I was reading earlier today that low bar parallel squats with an individual who has longer legs and a shorter torso puts more strain on the lower back due to my back being more horizontal during the lift. I need to do some more research on this topic to find out the optimal way of avoiding lower back pain when doing these squats. Anytime I incur pain on myself, I always want to stop and re-evaluate my form and possibly re do the same weight to avoid hurting myself further once I get into heavier weights.
Surprisingly, I stalled on the 4th and 5th set of my bench. The bar today was different than the one I used on the previous A session. The knurling was in a different place so I may or may not have been in my normal width grip position.
Rows are still fairly easy. Maintaining a rigid body and white knuckling the bar helps a lot with stability on the lift.
3 x 10 Leg swings
3 x 30 sec. static Squat stretch
5 x Bar
3 x 115
2 x 135
5 x 5 x 155
5 x Bar
3 x 65
2 x 85
5/5/5/4/4 x 100
5 x 5 x 100
2 x 15 sec. warrior lunge + twist
2 x 15 sec. butterfly
Foam rolled legs, upper back, lats