Beltless squat and deadlift day

Ever since my workouts at the Lakeview Hills Golf Resort's time capsule of a gym, I've been doing my squat/deadlift workouts without a belt.  Since I'm working on squat technique and deadlift repetition work and the weights are relatively low compared to my competition 1 RM, it just seemed like a good time to go beltless.  I get quite a bit of carryover from a belt and doing this work without it is a good way to keep me from over-doing things.

Squat technique work is slowly improving and I'm starting to get some speed back in the movement now that I'm  starting to get used to the new sequencing.  My adductors on my right side were a little balky so I had to  re-ramp my weights mid-workout to let things warm-up better.

Deadlifts were supposed to be a reset week but I felt good so I pushed it a bit.  The top set was hard as the squats had taken a little starch out of my pulls.  I think it's about time to start alternating hard weeks so that one session I'm squatting heavy and deadlifting for speed and vice versa the next week.  Classic Provincials are about 14 weeks away so that leaves seven heavy workouts for each lift.  Time sure flies when you count it like that.

Squats:  135x10, 135x5, 225x5, 275x5, 315x1, 275x5, 295x5, 315x5, 315x5

Deadlifts:  315x5, 405x5, 455x5, 485x3, 405x1

After the workout, I tried out a recipe I had seen for shredded yams.  I used a sweet potato instead of a yam and I used a couple slices of bacon instead of coconut oil and cocoa powder.  I wanted the sweet/savoury thing instead of sweet/sweet.  Turned out pretty good.

Shaved Sweet Potato with Bacon

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