04 Dec Danny Vega – Off season week 3 – Squats-ish
I am currently in off season mode. Over the next 4 months I will be focusing on building my bench and working on some weak points until I start meet prep for next May’s RPS Redemption meet. I will be competing raw with wraps in the 242 weight class.
Yesterday I thought I didn’t even need to deload next week (even though I was going to anyway). Today I know it’s exactly what I need. In fact, I need a deload from life.
Somehow Brian knew this because a few times in the last couple of days he’s asked me, “Are you okay? You seem off.” I definitely am. Juggling being a parent to two toddlers, a fast paced and demanding job, and this powerlifting obsession (along with everything else) is EXHAUSTING. I don’t have it as bad as my wife though, because she has the kids all day and they’re like hemorrhoids. I love them to death but they’re demanding. Right now it’s just a survival game.
This morning’s squatting felt just as I thought it would–terrible. Very taxing. But at least my knee feels great. Next week we deload, which couldn’t come at a better time. Here’s what we did:
Front squat 55×10, 145×5, 195×5, 235×8, 255×8, 275×8, 275×8, 255×8
High bar squats 285×5, 305×5, 325×5
KB goblets with xstremeai (band tension from ankles to waist. Constant tension the whole time which was very taxing) 55×10, 2×10@71
All of that took two hours because I’m weak and out of shape. Thank God for deloads.
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