squatting 5x5 and working on technique

Yesterday I decided to do 5 sets of 5 reps with 375 (80% of my 1 rep max). I combined that goal with some technique work. I continued to work with my new set up where my feet are not turned out as much as before and I concentrated on posterior chain involvement instead of knee extension.

The sets felt good, the 5x5 was accomplished, and today I felt some soreness in my hamstrings and glutes that I haven't felt in a long time. I'm going to stick with these form cues and see where that leads me.

Tomorrow is deadlift day and in my 4 week mini-cycle, I'm due for heavy singles from the floor. The deadlift rotation is:

week 1: 4" deficit deadlifts
week 2: 80% speed reps, 3 sets of 3 from the floor
week 3: heavy singles from the floor, 2-3 sets of 1 rep.
week 4: snatch grip stiff legged deadlifts

Training is going well so far.

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