4 weeks out, squats and bench assistance

Squat workout, pre-flu edition...at least it feels like I'm trying to fight off the flu that's had Vivian in bed the last two days.  I don't feel sick, just super tired.  At least I didn't feel weak too, that might've led to me skipping the workout altogether.  The goal was to hit some reps in the 90%+ range and then do my bench assistance work that I normally would've done tomorrow.

Squats felt pretty good but I ate too much today at lunch/afternoon snack/afternoon snack and my belly was still super full tonight at the gym.  Since I refuse to adjust my lever belt buckle any looser--just because I'm not going to make 105's doesn't mean I'm bloating up to the top of the next class--the combination of a too full belly and a too tight belt actually made me short of breath during my multi-rep sets.

I had hoped to double 455 if I felt good but it ended up being a tough single.  At least I bracketed it with some triples with 405 that moved very well.  Each set had  a rep in the tank to avoid blurping my lunch/snack/snack.

Bench assistance work was fine, left the gym with a nice bro pump in the chest and arms.  Exhausted though, each set felt like the end of a 10 mile hike.  I'm hoping a good night's sleep will get me back to normal.  I rarely get full-blown sick, I credit the placebo effect from regular vitamin D supplementation.

Squats:  135x10, 225x10, 275x5, low bar, add belt, 315x3, add wrist wraps, 365x3, 405x3, 455x1, 405x3, 385x4

Bench Press:  135x10, 185x10, 225x10, 225x10, 225x8

Lying rolling db tricep extensions:  40x10, 40x10, 40x12
Seated alternating db curls:  40x8, 40x8, 40x8


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