Weight: 188.2 lbs
Busy during lunch so I couldn’t head out to the gym, so I decided leave work a bit earlier and go after. Gym was insanely packed. I’ve never seen so many people in a gym at one time.
Squats: 3x5xBar + 5×135 + 3×150 + 2×75 + 1×195 + 1×205 + 1×225 + 3×255 (1)
Couldn’t reach 5 reps. The reps were very controlled going down. Maybe TOO controlled, as in I was going a bit too slow. Ideally, movements should try to be done explosively, but I’m too afraid of increasing stress on the knees if I drop too quickly.
Seated Plate Raises: 3x10x25
Seated Lateral Raise: 3x6x15
Seated DB Shrug + Clean + Half Press: 3x6x15
Shortened rest periods between sets made these harder.
Deadlift: 5×135 + 3×165 + 2×185 + 1×205 + 1×225 + 5×260
I’m still progressing pretty well on these. The jump from the 225 to 260 may be a bit much, so I should probably re-do the poundage on the ramping warm-up sets.
Wide-Grip Pull-ups: 2/1/1
Pull-ups were harder today. My right shoulder was also not too happy about them. Dips felt good. The first set is usually rocky as I try to stabilize my core so I don’t swing during the exercise.