03 Sep Training update Squat/DL – Week 3, day 1 and day 2
I’m currently training for the RPS Meet in FT Lauderdale, Oct 25. I’m at about 10 weeks out. My bodyweight is hovering around 264 in the AM, and I will slowly move toward 260 over the next couple of months, where I want it to stay.
NOTE: Team Samson will also be doing a Seminar the following day, stay tuned for details.
I’m going to compete at 242, as I feel better there, overall.
For the full story of why I decided to go 242, read this: A Look in the Mirror, Part 1
Mcgill Big 3
Going into this session, I knew I didn’t feel great, so I just went in as best as I could and got mentally prepared to do some work.
Suit on, straps down
910×1 – felt like crap
1000 – had issues with unracking
1050 – same
Played with some gear changes and mods
500×1 – 3 sets
Felt like crap….
Mcgill big 3 and called it a day.
I couldn’t get set under the bigger squats. Looking back, I changed my training some to modify for travel and this was 4th week in a row in the suit, so thats part.
The other thing was just being a little beatup overall, and this tends to manifest itself in my calves and feet. weird, right?
Also, I was experimenting with squat width, and it was a failure. Move on and adjust.
I was extra fired up to bench, so I made sure to rest up and come in mentally charged up.
455×1 – 2bd
605×2 – 2/3bd
705×2 – 2/1bd
750×1 – 1bd
815×1 half, didn’t quite graze it, but sorda did.
bench was what I was expecting. I know I’ll lose some strength being smaller, but I’m really working on maximizing my form and with wearing a tighter shirt, I stand a change in benching close to my 275pr at 242.
Now things are about to get hard with tons of travel.
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