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.