Friday March 18th
Wow, big strength loss. Could be two things, either the fact that I dropped a rock on my hand and my fingers are swollen so I couldn't squeeze the bar hard, or because of the belt. Its too dramatic a loss in strength to be just a bad day or my diet, considering everything was going fine for weeks now. Fucking depressing either way. I'll repeat this workout next week.
Used straps because of finger pain. Beginning to doubt my belt. I had to tighten the straps mid set and the belt slid all the way up my stomach so that it was completely loose and providing 0 support, and there was no discernible difference in the difficulty of the next reps. I cant get it on any tighter though. Anyway, 320x5 felt pretty easy compared to monday, so that was nice. Cannot wait to be handling loads in the 400's routinely.