Closed the number 1 7 times with my left hand, which is pleasing, and did 2 singles with the number 2 with my right, spaced about 40 minutes apart. I'm going to GTG with about 4-5 reps for a week, and then try a double.
The roller slipped out of my hands on the last set so I ended up resting 10 seconds or so before completing what looked like the rest of the distance. Form was a bit improved, due largely to conscious effort to throw the weight up.
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Not doing my right hand today as I kind of overdid it with #2 singles the past couple of days. Couldn't close it 2 days ago and could only come close yesterday. Also getting what feels like ligament strain when closing even the trainer. Whoops.
This is the recovery workout of the texas method which I will be doing. I skipped volume day for a little extra rest. On friday I'll go for an easy single of 315 and work my way up to 405 #5 at a time..
Warm ups felt easy so I decided to go for a PR. And I'm glad I did. Tasty.
Really, this felt like a one rep max, which explains my smolov experience. I wouldn't be surprised if my max is actually less then 330. 275x2 also felt pretty hard so I'm going to start volume days at 250. I still feel good having squatted 315 though.
This was tough.
Last set was belted and it felt great on my lower back. Using Bill Starrs ramping 5x5. Probably going to increase 2.5# a week. I think 315x1 is a good target for these.
Because I want a rounded grip, and because that means considerably improved supporting strength, I'm going to start doing these on saturdays. I seemed to have over-estimated what I could handle as I meant to do 1:00 with 205 and 1:00 with 185. I guess I'll keep trying to get the full minute.
Did 2 sets beltless and realized I prefer the belt, even if it inflates my numbers. My form was much tighter with it. All in all though not a very tough squat workout, which is good because I did do 285x10 a few weeks ago for gods sake.