Week 13: 8/5/11
Also I think I was wearing my belt an inch too high this whole time! Adjusted it to just above my hips and I felt a better support this way!I also remembered today why I do not wear sleeveless shirts on most of my workouts so far. When I sweat like a whore in church the bar almost kept slipping on my back during squats! So yeah, no more sleeveless shirts for when I squat!
My workout gear will consists of short, above knee shorts, because I hate when the fabric tug on my thighs when I squat! Maybe I will try to get one of those green silky PT Shorts we used to wear when I was in the Marines!
And a regular cotton shirt so I don’t have the damn bar sliding on my back when I am squatting over 1.5x my body weight!
Other than that, I think I miraculously had an excellent lifting session!
I even had enough time to do a few minutes of static stretches post-workout!
(WU = Warmup Sets, WS = Work Sets)
Bar x (2×5)
80 x 5
125 x 3
170 x 2
215 x 1
260 x (6/5/5)
Bar x (2×5)
75 x 5
120 x (5/2/4)
Power Cleans WU:
110 x (3×3)
185 x 5
230 x 3
275 x 2
320 x (1×5)
BW x 5
+57.5 x (3×5)
I blame the bar sliding on my back for this. I think I spent most of the time trying to concentrate and keep the bar steady on my back. It even almost fall completely on the last set.
I also accidentally lost count and did 6 reps on the 1st set by accident.
Realized today that I need to keep my body straighter when I am unracking the bar.
Also I need to have a narrower grip.
Tried a wider grip on the 2nd set and I just screwed it up royally.
Just need to keep my head in a more neutral position at start.
Keep thinking I am looking too close on the floor when I should look closer to my feet more to get that neutral head position.
Think for the most part I am doing better form compared to the last time.
Need to raise the camera next time to get a better angle.
I really feel my hams and glutes working hard on this lift as I push my legs off the floor.
I think I could have handled a +5 lbs progress on this session instead of the +2.5 lbs I only added.
Maybe I was just too stimmed out!