18 weeks out, day 1, squats and bench press

As opposed to last Tuesday when I felt really good and squats felt very light, tonight, I felt like crap and the squats did not want to move fast at all.  My left elbow was also just about at the end of its rope and definitely did not like the low bar hold at all.  I had hoped it might cool down some by switching out low bar squats on my second squat day for high bar but the break wasn't long enough.  I think I'm going to need to stick to high bar and front squats for a few weeks while doing some extra mobility work so I stop irritating my elbow when I low bar squat.

Since I didn't do as much squat volume today, I managed to set a new rep PR with 255 in the touch and go bench press.  I wasn't real confident while warming up since my left elbow was still barking whenever I unracked the bar and held it at arm's length.  By the time I got to my 255 lb work sets, it had settled down enough that it didn't affect my pressing.

Squats:  135x5, 225x5, 275x5, add belt, low bar, 315x5, add wrist wraps, 365x5, 365x5, 365x5, 365x5

Bench Press:  all reps touch and go, 135x5. 185x5. 225x5, 255x10 (rep PR), 255x7, 255x6

Rope pushdowns:  100x12, 100x8, 80x8, 80x8


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