Man flu has had me crippled all week. Fairly sure that's what had me in bits on Monday in Raw. Exams are almost over so I wanted to waste some precious time.
Flew into the gym at 3, left at 7. Possibly one of the longest sessions in ages, but it was pretty good.
Loads of stretching, hip stuff, shoulder stuff, knee stuff, more stretching. Then hit the rack.
1st - bar x 10
2nd - 60kg x 5
3rd - 80kg x 5
4th - 120kg x 5
1 set of 5 at 145kg
3 sets of 5 @ 147.5kg (dunno if it's a PR, but I knew what was coming in the next few exercises, so I kept it sane)
Dropped down to 120kg
4 sets of 6 @ 120kg
3 sets of 12 @ 80kg
7 sets of 5 @ 75kg (felt uber light after the back squats)
6 sets of 8 @ 60kg
4 sets of 8 @ 75kg
6 sets of 20 @ 65kg
Had a chat with 3 of the instructors about my squat. Luckily these guys are actually knowledgable and were able to answer some questions I had.
Pretty much got them to check my depth and they all said "You're hitting parallel, then breaking through it and going super low. Don't do this, you'll wreck yourself". So I squatted for them again and had them check it, and they said it was spot on. Was still kind of worried about it so I lowered the weight and just worked on form. Had them check it again and they said it was solid. Really didn't feel like it was any work though, probably because I'm used to going really deep.
For the next while on back squats I'll just be working on learning my depth, so going to start low and work my way up and up. My posture is fine, but I want to sort out some niggling things like making sure to keep my knees out when I hit heavier weights.
Happy I got the good mornings in, I'm finding it difficult on the way back up when squatting so until I start hammering at the reverse hyper in raw, these will be my staple diet.
Also, felt like I had awesome training partners in the gym today. Bunch of lads behind me on another rack squatting sponge plates while barking out "YUUUUS GIT SOME YUSSS UP UP UP". I like to think they were cheering me on