8 weeks out, day 3, squat overload work

Tonight was the second session with eccentric only squats followed up with squat work sets.  The session went pretty well but I think I'm going to have to use this protocol on a 2-weeks on, 1-week off schedule.  Working up to a heavy single and then doing the 3 eccentric singles before work set doubles is a pretty tough workload for me right now so I'm going to need to moderate the loading a bit.

After the squats, I was able to increase the volume on my stiff legged deadlifts without any significant fatigue in the lower back so I think my deadlift assistance workload is still appropriate for this stage of the meet prep.  I'll likely start tapering about 5 weeks out or 4 weeks out if I end up setting up week 5 as a slight deload.

Squats:  135x10, 225x5, low bar, 295x3, add belt, 335x3, add wrist wraps, 385x3, 425x5, 455x1, 475x1

Eccentric only squats:  495x1, 515x1, 515x1

Squats:  425x2, 425x2, 425x2, 425x2  20 total work reps (not counting eccentric only reps), avg intensity 80%

Stiff legged deadlifts:  225x8, 315x8, 315x8, 315x8

Popular posts from this blog

SBD Lever belt review -- TL DR; it's good, very good.

New shoes reviewed, Adidas Drehkraft to replace my Adidas Power Perfect 2's

Indochino suit review, Part I: Chronic iron overload presents a challenge for online made to measure suits.