Week 3 Day 4 + Week 4 Day 1
Falling a bit behind on the log. Doing some catch-up.
Friday, 8/10 (Squat Day): 3×200, 3×230, 2×260 Rep Failure + 10/8/6/5 x 145
Up until that Friday, I had missed my previous 2 squat sessions. It definitely took it’s toll as I had an extremely difficult time getting the 260 up with a belt on. The Boring But Big set wasn’t any prettier. Not sure if I should dial the weight back down or not. 1 step back, 2 steps forward? We’ll see how the weight feels this coming Friday.
Monday, 8/13 (Press Day): 5×85, 3×100, 3×110 Rep PR + BBB Bench: 5x10x100 + Chin-ups: 6/4/4 + BBRows: 2x10x70lbs
I wasn’t too excited about doing presses yesterday. I re-injured my right shoulder the past weekend and it wasn’t feeling wonderful. I sucked it up and did the presses anyway. Used a false grip and really engaged my lats. I had read earlier in the day that using the lats as a shelf really helps with the lift and indeed it did. The press definitely feels much better with a false grip compared to a regular grip- significantly less wrist strain which in turn provides a much more stable pressing foundation at the bottom of the lift.