10 weeks out, Day 5, AM: bench press PM: squats

I had actually planned to squat and bench press in the morning but my morning routine was thrown off a bit and I couldn't get my back loose enough to squat.  The reason my morning routine was off was due to a house guest Vivian and I have until Sunday.  His name is "Nat" and he's a puppy mill rescue Dachshund.  He's been out of the puppy mill for about just under a week and his foster family had to go away for the weekend.  Vivian volunteered us to babysit the little guy and while he's super sweet, he's not house trained despite being 11 months old.  Hence, my morning was spent trying to help Vivian negotiate and clean up his nightime mess.

Nat, an 11 month old Dachshund rescued from a puppy mill a week ago
When I got to the gym, my back would just not loosen up so I had to abort my plans to squat and just get my bench pressing done.  Bench presses went well and I managed to set a rep PR with 265.

After sitting at my desk all day, my back had loosened up (it feels better to sit than to lie down) and I decided I'd go back in the evening to finish the squats that I had planned.  It would also give me an opportunity to hit the steam room and get in some valuable recovery time.

As expected, my back felt fine and I was able to do the high bar squat session I wanted.


High bar squats:  135x5, 135x5, 225x5, 225x5

Bench Press:  all reps touch and go, 135x5, 135x5, 185x5, 225x5, 265x10 (PR), 265x6, 265x6, 265x5

Seated cable rows:  140x6  aborted after one set, back was too sore


High bar squats:  135x5. 135x5. 225x5. 295x5 add belt, 335x5, 365x5, 385x3, 405x2, 365x5

Dips:  bodyweight x 12 x 3 sets

Seated cable rows:  140x10 150x8, 150x8

Hoist crunch machine:  70x10, 70x10, 70x8

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