Squat (Bas’ Barbell 6 Weeks To A Bigger Squat Week 1 Day 2)
- Warmup: 45 x 5, 135 x 3, 205 x 2, 255 x 1
- 270 x 6 x 2
- Mostly ~2-3 minute rest between sets.
Second session of this program. Still hurting a bit from the other day which made this harder than it should have been but it wasn’t too bad.
One potential major downside with this — I started feeling a twinge of pain in the outside of my left knee on the subsequent power cleans when I was down on the ground changing plates. One thing that has been pretty consistent with my prior programming is a complete avoidance of injury. Soreness – yes, injury – no. Will have to pay attention to this closely.
- 135 lbs x 1 power clean + 4 hang power cleans
- 165 lbs x 1 power clean + 1 hang power clean
- 185 lbs x 1 power clean
- 205 lbs x power clean x XXX
I decided to do power cleans instead of full cleans to give the squat a break. Results were pretty disappointing but I rushed things a bit. I should have worked up a little slower.
- 255 lbs x 3
- 305 x 2
- 325 x 1
- 355 x 1
- 355 x 1
- 375 x 0
- 305 lbs x 3 x 5
- .75″ deficit
First day of doing deficit deadlifts. First I worked up to a non-deficit training max. I could have probably pulled the 375 but didn’t want to lose form to do it. Then I backed off and did some deficits off a .75″ piece of plywood. The idea here is to help me break the floor better. In the past, I’ve typically managed to get up any bar that I managed to get off the floor so I figured I’d work that with deficits.