Squat/Deadlift Day

523 lbs

Today was the perfect example of why I am only trying to make it into the gym twice a week.  From the minute I woke up this morning it was non-stop running to get things done.  My wife took care of our newborn and I spent the morning and early afternoon running errands, cleaning, and fixing a dish to take to a family reunion.  I still didn’t get everything done that needed done and my wife felt rushed to get ready as we had friends coming over to meet Benjamin tonight, but I still managed to get a decent squat and deadlift training session in.  Here’s how it broke down:

Squat
135×5
185×5
225×5
275×5
315×5 (added belt)

Deadlift
135×5
225×5
315x1x10 sets (speed deadlifts, 60 sec rest between sets)

Bulgarian Split Squat
1 set of 10 with bodyweight

Hanging Ab Raises
3 sets of 10

Ab Roller
1 set of 10

It felt good to move a little weight today.  The squats felt heavy, but I felt like I had good technique and the weight moved relatively fast.  Give me a few weeks and they will feel good again.  It just feels like I’m working muscles that haven’t done anything in a while, which in reality is what I am doing.  The deadlifts felt pretty good.  I kept the weight light and just focused on good technique and moving the weight fast. 

Now it’s time to enjoy a miserably hot weekend.  We have a family reunion in Ashland that we are planning on attending and introducing Benjamin to the family.  We probably won’t be staying too awfully long as it is outside in a pavillion and I’m sure Benjamin won’t appreciate the heat (not to mention dad).  Monday morning I’ll be back in the gym for bench day.
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