7 weeks out, day 2, squats and deadlift assistance

Didn't get the usual amount of sleep last night because our dog Laverne didn't want to settle down and I had to wake up early to catch the train into downtown for all-day meetings.  When we first fostered Laverne, she insisted on sleeping in our bed.  Since she's a miniature dachshund, she can't get up or down from the bed on her own.  So, now I usually stay up with her until she's ready to sleep and then put her in the bed.  It sounds pretty ridiculous and probably is but it is what it is.

Luckily I managed to catch a couple short naps on the train into and out of town so I didn't feel too terrible by the time I made it to the gym.  I had already planned on cutting the intensity while keeping the volume up to give my back a chance to recover but I wasn't sure what I would have in the tank.  Instead of working up to a heavy single and then doing 3-4 eccentric only reps, I did sets of 5 with 405.  I ended up doing 4 sets, something that I'm not sure I've ever done before.  All in all, it's a pretty encouraging sign that my intensity deload day matches or exceeds what I had previously done on a 'tough' session.

After squats, I did stiff-legged deadlifts for my deadlift assistance work.  I increased the weight slightly from last week while cutting reps from 8 to 6.  Everything feels great for next week's continuation of my deadlift progression.

Squats:  135x10, 225x5, low bar, 295x3, add belt, 335x3, add wrist wraps, 385x3, 405x5x4 sets  29 total work reps, 78.4% avg intensity

Stiff legged deadlifts:  225x8, 295x8, 335x6, 365x6

DB hammer curls:  55x6, 55x6, 55x6

Back extensions:  15, 15

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