|Some day this bar will go through the cinder blocks. You'll find a flat-ass fly under it.|
45 x 5
135 x 5
185 x 5
235 x 3
275 x 2
315 x 1
335 x 5 x 3
365 x 1
I had intended to hit 385 x 1, but I wasn't entirely sure the 365 was deep enough. The golden rule of meet preparation is never to miss a single attempt. I understand that because confidence is almost everything, but had I missed, I'd have lied convincingly to myself: I would have made that if I had purple shoe laces, I would have made that if I hadn't worn clean underwear, I would have made that without that fucking fly in my face, and so on. In short I'd rather miss and rebuild my confidence than think a high attempt was good and so train myself to squat heavy singles high.
I made a deal with myself that I would squat squat 345 x 5 x 3, so I will, but directly after that - next week - I'll go down to triples. The fives are heavy enough that my form is breaking down before the set ends, and I want to weed out every technical problem before meet day. Triples should let me find where I break down technically without the interference of excessive fatigue.
I am sure that my back is relatively weak which doesn't surprise me after going two years or so without pulling a heavy conventional dead lift. I put the conventional dead lift back in this cycle, and even though I'm now definitely a sumo-puller, I'll keep the conventional dead until my back is not the weak link.
After squatting I did some ab work then enjoyed a nice walk home uphill in the rain.
|The hill is delightful after squatting.|
There's no telling exactly how the meet will go, but I'm putting in the work. 40 or more tons less than three months after surgery seems respectable.
Sure, some days I miss laying in bed re-reading the same paragraph six times on Vicodin and fielding calls from friends asking if I need them to come by and wipe my nose or such like I had it after surgery, but it feels ever so good to be intact and working.
Actually if I find myself missing the post-surgery days too much, I'm sure I'll need my thighs reduced soon.