13 weeks out, day 3, squats and bench press

Today's session was high bar squats, bench presses, and some back work.  My lower back was not very happy but I was able to get through the squats with some decent volume.   Not sure yet if the high bar squats will have more carryover to my deadlift than my low bar squat but I'm going to keep them in the program until I'm 6 weeks out from the meet.  The groove is just different enough, even with the same stance width, that my low bar squat days tend to feel a little rusty until I'm a set or two into the work sets.  However, the potential benefit to quad strength and the reduction of wear and tear on my elbows makes them more than worthwhile.

Not much else to say about today's session, it was just one of those days where I did some work but nothing felt completely excellent.  On the plus side, my knees, elbows, and shoulders are all pain free so I can't really complain.  Just gotta keep training, losing weight slowly, and set some PR's in April.

Squats:  all high bar, 135x10, 225x5, 295x5, add belt, 335x5, 385x5, 385x5, 385x4, 385x4  28 work reps, avg intensity 73%

Bench Press:  all reps paused, 135x10, 185x5, 225x5, 255x5, 275x3x3 sets  24 work reps, avg intensity 73%

Chins:  7, 5, 4, 4  plus three lat shrugs at the end of each set

Dumbbell Rear delt rows:  70x10, 70x10, 70x8

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