Oooooooooook I’m back. I was pretty regular about getting to the gym up until the middle of February, when I stopped completely to pound out the last two weeks of studying for the bar. But now that I’m done with that, I can start again.
During that time, I ended up switching back to low bar squats, because my knees were giving me trouble. I did those for a day or two before I stopped going to the gym. Starting with them this time, but low. Also doing a massive reset on my press, which was continuing to give me problems. Today was mostly trying to get back into it without debilitating soreness tomorrow or the day after.
135 x 5, 145 x 5, 155 x 5
Just getting a feel for where I should start. The weight was fine, but dear god…my conditioning. Suffice it to say, it was bad. And my adducters, which hadn’t been hit very hard with the high bar squats, so this was a pretty big shock for them.
85 – 3×5 – 5, 5, 5
Again, MASSIVE reset. I’d rather start low and work my way up than screw up again. As I’ve learned, my press loses strength REALLY quickly, and takes forever to comeback. I should always keep that in mind.
235 – 1×5 – 5
I’ve been wanting to play around with my setup a little after I watched a video of myself the other day. I also figured out that I really need to focus on keeping my core tight, which I tend to slack on at times. It’s amazing how much easier these are when I focus on that.