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Athlete Journal, Entry 15: Squat a S#%t-Ton Night

 

MONDAY

Right pec was real tight during warmups. I spent a great deal of time trying to get it loosened up, but never got it to fully clear. That’s what got me on my final working set, not my elbow. 

 

Bench press

135x10

225x3 – Realized just how tight it was and backed off to hit more massage before restarting

185x5

225x5

315x5

395x8 – plan was for 10

 

Decided to drop the floor press to give the chest a break

 

Bottoms-Up Kettlebell Press

53x10

70x7,8,8,7

That amount of total reps had my shoulders screaming…in a good way.

 

Band Overhead Triceps Extensions

#4 band x 65,20,15

 

WEDNESDAY

Felt real loose and in great shape after not hitting deadlifts hard on Saturday. I pronounced to the team that Wednesday was no longer “squat night” but “squat a shit-ton night.” Of course I as immediately asked what exactly a “shit-ton” was so I had to do a demonstration as seen below.

 

Buffalo Bar Squats w/300lbs in Chain

155x5,5

155+300x3

265+300x3

375+300x3

485+300x2

600+300x3

650+300x1

Wow…was super happy.

 

Single Leg - AFS Leg Press

300x10,8,8

 

Inverted Band Ham Curls

#4x30,15,25

 

Band Bad Girls (hip Abduction with bands - see videos on EPC website)

 

 

Heading out of town for some family camping. Got busted trying to schedule an out-of-town workout, so it looks like a few days off. Unfortunately also means missing my Thursday massage, which my right pec really needs. Been working it with the rumble roller and taking that with me to continue to do the same. I’m sure I could really use a few days off. I just don’t like it.

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