Squats and back assistance

Five days in a row of hitting my eating goals, one day at a time.  Lifting belt is starting to feel a little looser so the bloat from a full gut is gone.  Will use Easter dinner at the in-laws on Saturday as a chance to stock up on some carbs.  Right now, I'm avoiding them except post-workout because they're my 'danger' foods.  So far so good.

Worked on my squat form tonight, tried to concentrate on keeping my hips under the bar instead of letting them go back and turning my squat into a squat-morning.  Keeping my hips under the bar also keeps my weight from getting forward towards the ball of my foot.  I could really feel my glutes working again but it was tough work.  A weight that I was handling pretty easily with sloppier form was quite challenging tonight. I'll take a couple steps back for three steps forwards though.  On the plus side, there was no aggravation of my back/SI joint area from tonight's session so keeping the hip angle from getting too acute seems to be a good thing.

After squats, I got in some pullups, some barbell rows with the last set a drop set, some drop setted kirk shrugs, some landmine work (I forgot how tough this was), and because I had already done a bit of pronated pulling, some hammer curls to finish off the brachioradialis and brachialis.  The landmines didn't aggravate my hip which was the reason I had to stop doing them about a year or so ago.  Now that I'm pain free, I will definitely be adding them back into the mix.

Squats:  135x10, 225x5, 275x5, add belt, 315x5, add wrist wraps, 365x5x5 sets

Pull ups:  6, 5, 5

Barbell Rows:  225x6, 225x6, 275x3 drop 225x5

Kirk Shrugs: 225x8, 275x4 drop 225x, 275x4 drop 225x4

Landmines:  45x5, 50x5, 50x5

DB hammer curls:  45x8, 45x8, 45x8

Rope pushdowns:  80x25


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