Week 44 – 5/3/1 – Day 138

Cycle #5
Week 1 Day 2

Warm-up Squat:  5×100, 3×125, 3×150
5/3/1 Squat:  
5×165, 5×190, 5×215

No time for boring but big, but nonetheless, the top set was pretty brutal.  Only 5 reps of 215 and I was having a tremendous amount of difficulty.  Lack of volume training from the bodybuilder assistance scheme has definitely caused my strength to go down considerably.  That and the inconsistent squatting/deadlifting.  Other than that, the squats felt very good tight.  I kept my trap shelf very tight, avoiding the bar to move up on the way down.  In addition, I also tried to “snap” the bar over my upper back and this gave me a superbly stable shelf on my upper back.  This was also very taxing on me as I was essentially squeezing my lats, and entire upper back and traps really hard.