Week 7, Day 1, foundation phase

Had a great long weekend with Vivian--we played golf a couple of times.  This time of the year I'm always more excited about playing golf than lifting weights.  It's probably why my right knee has been a little wonky the last couple of weeks.  I took it easy on the legs last week but had to get back on the program today so I got back to my leg press/squat routine.  The leg presses are still slowly improving.  Today I pushed the pace a little quicker so even though I only matched my top set from my last leg session, I got there quicker.

After leg presses, I moved to squats and I was a little apprehensive about how my knee was going to feel in the hole.  It's never a good thing to wonder if you're knee is going to hurt when you're in the hole.  Fortunately tonight, things felt pretty good and I was able to work up to a couple triples with 345.  It's a little less than I handled last time I worked my legs but my pace was quicker tonight so I'll call it a draw.

Because I'll likely only get in the gym 3 times this week, I benched tonight rather than hitting them on their own day.  I increased the weight on the 2-board press and it feels like I'm starting to get used to that movement.  I'll be curious to see if there has been any effect, positive or negative, on my full ROM bench press when I hit it with some heavy singles in a week.

Leg Press:  360x10, 450x10, 540x10, 630x10, 720x5

Squats: beltless, 135x10, 225x5, 275x5, 315x3, 345x3, 345x3

Bench Press:  all reps paused, 135x10, 185x5, 235x3x5 sets

2-board bench press:  275x5, 295x3x4 sets

I'm not going to lie, I'm looking forward to putting the belt and knee sleeves back on in a couple of weeks.  I'll definitely keep doing leg presses but will probably move them to my lighter squat day.

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