2013-04-01 Fitness Log: Squats, Bench

Wendler 5/3/1 Cycle 4 Week 3

  • Warmup: 500 m row / 1:50
  • Light OHS/snatch work with bar
  • Squat: 265 x 1+: 4
  • Bench 210 x 1+: 2
  • 450 m run x 2 (between bench sets)
  • Failed bench 1RM attempt at 230.

Well, this was a weird one.  Squats felt bizarrely heavy today.  Today’s 3 set was at 250 and I felt like I barely got the 3 reps out.  Last week, I hit 8 reps at 250.  After taking the full weekend off, I expected to come in revitalized but instead just felt week.  Yesterday was Easter dinner which unfortunately means nothing but junk processed foods.  I don’t work too well on processed junk foods so I’m going to chalk this up to a bad diet day.  In the future, I really need to just eat on my own before and after events like this and then eat little there but it’s hard to resist a pile of cookies when they are sitting in front of me.

I decided after the poor squat performance to get this week’s bench work out of the way.  Normally I  bench on Tuesday but felt like doing it today.  2 reps at 210 isn’t great but isn’t bad either.  I decided to go for a 1RM attempt at 230 and managed to get it off my chest a few inches but couldn’t get it to lock out.  In retrospect, I probably should have just gone for 227.5 and probably would have had it.  Or I should have stopped at 1 rep at 210 and then tried 230.  Oh well.  Next time.

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