1 week out, peaking singles, squat and bench press

Sunday's squat singles did a good job of getting my body out of vacation mode and back into meet-peaking mode because things felt good tonight.  I was going to work up to a top single of 485 but shut it down early because I was feeling little back spasmy feelings in my upper glutes/lower back. It was probably a result of having to shovel the driveway for the first time this year earlier this evening.   Even still, 465 and 475 moved well and everything seems to be rounding into 1RM form nicely.  It'll be nice to compete as a 105 kg lifter without having to cut any weight and I'm expecting to peak right up to meet day versus previous meets as a 105 where I peaked a week out and then tried to hold on to as much as possible while I cut 7-8 lbs.

Bench press singles went well too.  My top single of 340 is the most I've handled in a meet peaking situation ever so I'm confident I'll hit at least 155 kgs for a new 105 kg wt class PR.

Squats:  135x5, 135x5, 225x3, low bar, 225x3, add belt, 315x3, 365x2, add wrist wraps, 405x1, 435x1, 455x1, 475x1, 435x1, 465x1

Bench Press:  all reps paused, 135x5, 135x5, 225x3, 255x3, 275x2, add wrist wraps, 295x1, 315x1, 335x1, 340x1


  1. Good luck Craig, I am looking forward to a full report on the meet.

    1. thanks John, I'll definitely write up how things go. How was Vegas?

  2. I enjoyed your Vegas report. Although you didn't mention if you had become filthy rich through your betting exertise r not.

    1. lol, nope, ended up being the most expensive 'free' beers ever. Like hitting a good drive on #18 after a round full of shanks that renews your desire to return to the course, I did hit a couple numbers on the roulette wheel on the last day to end up recovering a little money ($65, enough for meal money, lol). I don't really play roulette, I just play Vivian's and my numbers and hope to get lucky. Did watch a guy lose about $500 playing 28 and the numbers that surround it though. That was pretty brutal. I wanted to see him win to see him get paid. He was putting over $100 a spin on 28, about $40 right on the number and another $20 or so on the corners.


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