hqdefault[1]Today was squat and DL day.  Once again with my squats I tried to emphasize getting as deep as my hips and knees will allow me to go.  It’s not unusual that when I do this, weight that feels lighter when I do less ROM feels more difficult.

What is unusual is the point where the difficulty comes in. It isn’t at the  very bottom of the squat, it’s more mid-movement which is odd to me.  Regardless I plan to continue to sacrifice rep and weight numbers for depth and form tweaking.

My dead lifting today didn’t thrill me either.  I am trying to focus on keeping my back flat and shoulders retracted more.  For whatever reason this seems like a very difficult thing for me to do in tandem. The front of my shins are scraped up so that is a positive sign.

I went no higher than 315 pounds for 5 reps.  It was enough, after the first set I was feeling a little woozy.  It was bad enough that I grabbed a weight tree to help stabilize my world temporarily.

Today’s Workout

5 minutes cardio/stretching

Deep squats – Bar x 10, 135lbs x 10, 185lbs x 6, 205 lbs x 3

Dead Lift – 225lbs x 10, 275lbs x 5, 315lbs x 5, 315lbs x 5, 315lbs x 5

3 minutes of A2G static hold