Week 27 – Day 76B

Squats:

2 x 5 x Bar
5 x 135
3 x 165
2 x 195
1 x 225
5 x 255 PR

Hit another PR.  I recorded all my lifts and from the looks of it, it seems like I’m reaching parallel on each rep.  15 more pounds and I’m going to hit the magic number:  1.5 x BW.

Press:

5 x Bar
5 x 65
5 x 90

Getting heavy.  Noticed that the reps were a bit easier when the load rested on my wrists (ouch!) rather than at the base of my hands.

Deadlift:

5 x 155
3 x 185
2 x 215
5 x 240

Still fairly easy, form looked decent on the recorded video.  Used an underhand-overhand grip.  Made the lift much easier.  Made the extended lockout hold very painful.  The bar I was using already had pretty sharp knurling so the extra grip the chalk provided really made holding the bar pretty agonizing.

Accessories:

5/3/3 x BW x Pull-ups – A bit easier than the previous pull-up session.  Probably could have cranked another rep on the first or second set.

3 x 45 sec x Prone bridge – Didn’t burn as much.  Right shoulder was burning more than the left though.  Need to make sure I’m distributing my weight equally between each arm to avoid this.

4/7/4/8/4/7/4/8 1.5:1 HIIT – Pretty easy.  Using longer strides makes the work interval much easier.

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Week 27 – Day 75A

Weight:  181.2

Squats:

2 x 5 x Bar
5 x 175
3 x 195
2 x 215
1 x 235
5 x 250 PR

Another PR, I’ll have to get my camera, but I really think I’m getting pretty good depth on the reps.  I definitely notice that on the last 1 or 2 reps that I may be leaning too far forward and doing a semi good morning.

Bench:

2 x 5 x Bar
5 x 85
3 x 105
2 x 125
5 x 145

Had an even narrower grip than usual.  Feel like I may have tweaked my right shoulder a bit much.  Still relatively easy.

Clean Progression:

5 x 3 x 95 x Clean shrugs
5 x 3 x 65 x Front Squats

Accessories:

8/4/3 x BW + 15 lbs – Dips felt very heavy, tweaked right shoulder didn’t help much.  I’ll stick with this weight.  With this and bench poundages going up, I think this will progressively become more more difficult.

2 x 1.5:1 rest:work HIIT @ 4/7/4/8 speed – A tiny bit harder than the previous HIIT workout on Monday.