It’s been a minute. Took a week and a half break. Felt very fresh coming into tonight’s workout. Stalled on the bench though which was a bummer. I did much better compared to the previous bench session. Last bench I stalled on the second set. I only missed the last rep of the last set tonight. Coach suggested I do back-off sets combined with lower the weight increase to 2.5 lbs moving on. Typically the protocol is to switch to 2.5 lb increments until you start stalling and then proceed to do back-off sets as well, but I’ll eventually get to that point anyway so I’ll be starting back-offs on session #33.
Squats: 2x5xBar / 5×105 / 3×160 / 2×215 / 5×270 / 2x5x245
Felt very fresh. I lifted the weights right off the pins with a lot of ease. Coach indicated I had good depth on the reps.
Bench: 2x5xBar / 5×70 / 3×95 / 2×120 / 2x5x145 + 4×145
I actually felt pretty strong on the work sets. I was doing a longer pause on my chest and then pressing up. Still have a tendency to press the bar away from my face. My cue was to try and drive through my feet into my upper back and keep my shoulder blades retracted as much as possible. Last set, I felt my right triceps/chest working harder than my left again. Coach encouraged that the tricep extensions should help with correcting the imbalance.
Chin-ups: 6 / 6 / 4
Slight improvement from the previous chin-up session. I was able to get two more reps on the second set. Accidentally broke one of the bands after the second set. Woops!