Thursday, May 16, 2013

More rest and Thursday strength work

I took Wednesday off because I was still feeling wiped out and didn't feel all that much better on Thursday and skipped Forged Fitness.  I did manage to make it to my basement gym at the end of the day and re-started my strength training program:
Back squats:
60 lbs x 5 reps
70 lbs x 5 reps
75 lbs x 9 reps (I may have been able to do one more but it felt pretty hard!)

then I worked on my military press:
45 lbs x 5 reps
55 lbs x 5 reps
60 lbs x 8 reps (the last rep was hard, I didn't have one more left in me).

I think it kind of sucks that I'm so weak on the back squat (for someone of my weight and history, I should be able to start off higher than 60 lbs) but the whole point of this is to see if I can progress and get stronger.  So I will be starting off maybe lighter than necessary but hopefully I can make some good gains and get a decent back squat number.  My long-term goals (1 year?) are to:
back squat 1.5X body weight
press 1X body weight
deadlift 2X body weight
I slacked off on the strength training but I'm back now. 


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