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Squat: 295 x 5, 335 x 3, 375 x 0, 375 x 0 (dammit!)
The 335 felt so easy. Thought I had it despite some bad sleep recently.
Bench: 185 x 5, 210 x 3 (long pause on rep 3), 235 x 1 (short pause), 185 x 10 x 3
Is that normal to jump 40lbs on a squat? 335-375? It wouldn't be better to go 335 to 355 to 375? You know I'm new to this, so I'm just asking. And yes --- sleep is so crucial. I literally just up and walked out of the gym one day because lack of sleep kept my brain from working and I was sucking at everything. So excited for your upcoming meet...
I might have done better if I'd fired up more motor units by doing 355, but I was following the 5/3/1 prescribed sets and reps. Tomorrow, I'm going to work up to a single at 365 before Deadlifts and Presses, nail it, and then not squat anything remotely heavy until Saturday. And thanks! I'm excited too.
Squat: 315 x 1, 345 x 1, 365 x 1 (last 2 were hard, but my legs were kinda sore from the weekend)
Press: 115 x 5, 130 x 3, 145 x 4
Deadlift: 365 x 5, 415 x 3, 465 x 1 (smoke show. felt like the start of a power clean. Plenty left in the tank)
Yesterday I did 5x5 leg presses (360# + 218# sled) with 90 second rests then removed two 45# weights and did 20 more reps. I followed that up with dead lifts (1x5x275#), RDLs (1x10x135#) and shrugs (1x10x225#) all with a trap bar. Finally, hamstring curls and leg extensions on machines. It was brutal, but not feeling so bad today. Maybe my recovery is improving.:-)