12 weeks out, day 2, squat and deadlift assistance

Squat and deadlift assistance work was on the schedule for tonight. I switched to low bar earlier in my weight progression and that seemed to do the trick as my main work sets were much better than last week.  I was a bit concerned that yesterday's bench press work would leave my shoulders tight and result in extra stress on my elbows but I didn't feel tight at all.  Considering the extra eccentric-only work, I'm pretty happy that I've apparently managed to spread the stress around enough to not have any residual soreness.

After low bar squat work, I did three sets of squat walkout/lockouts.  I worked up to 565 and it definitely felt heavy.  Strange feeling with those overload walkout/lockouts.  The fatigue after the set was much less specific but more profound.  That tells me that I need to spend more time with them to condition my body to accept heavy weights on my back and de-sensitize what feels like a full body stress response.

Squats:  135x10, 225x5, switch to low bar, 295x5, add belt, 335x5, add wrist wraps, 385x3, 405x3, 425x3, 425x2, 425x2, 405x3   26 total work reps, avg intensity 76%

Squat walkout/lockouts:  495x3, 545x3, 565x3

Stiff legged deadlift:  225x5, 275x5, 325x5, 325x5

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