14 weeks out, Day 1, squats and bench press

This was my last session before travelling back to Boulder to visit the folks.  I'm hoping to get to a gym once or twice while I'm home but it will still be a nice deload after some good weeks of training.

High bar squats felt pretty good today.  I ramped my triples up and then back down rather than doing them straight across.  My top triple with 405 might've been a high bar 3RM PR but I'm not sure since I don't really keep track.  The weight felt good though.

After the five triples, I thought I'd give a set of 235x48 a shot.  235 because that's my bodyweight, the lowest I've been since right before Nationals in April and 48 because I turn 48 in 6 days.  I won't be able to try the 235x48 in Boulder because I'm not bringing my belt or squat shoes so I thought I'd try it tonight.  Yeah, that wasn't a good plan at all.  Trying to do it after my work sets quickly proved it wasn't going to happen so I bailed after 20 reps.  Maybe I'll try it as a belated birthday squat set when I get back.

High bar squats:  135x5, 225x5, 275x5, add belt, 315x5, 365x3, 385x3, 405x3, 385x3, 365x3

Bench Press:  all reps touch and go, 135x8, 185x8, 225x8, 265x7, 265x6, 265x6


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