Training-Intensity-Jason-Statham[1]I had what felt like my best intensity at the gym in quite awhile today.  I pulled 375 pounds off the floor for the first time in months and got two deep squat reps at 225lbs.  Yes I realize the numbers aren’t huge to a serious power lifter but I’m not a serious power lifter so I was happy with them. Plus my relatively light squats carry more weight in my mind because I am getting deeper into the squat than 95% of the people I see at the gym doing the movement.

In between the squat and dead lift sets I was “resting” with sets of full ROM push ups, totaling 150 reps for the workout.

Yesterday’s bench workout didn’t have any great 1RM numbers but I did get 9 bodyweight reps on the way down and thanks to spotters was able to work into the muscle failure zone safely.

Today’s Workout

5 minutes cardio/stretching

ITB Barbell squats – 135lbs x 10, 185lbs x 5, 225lbs x 2

Barbell deadlifts – 225lbs x 10, 315lbs x 5, 365lbs x 1, 375lbs x 1, 315lbs x 5

7 sets of push ups totaling 150 reps