Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Training today - 10/2/2007:

Squat - 475 x 1, 525 x 0, 1, 495 x 1

Bench - 275 x 2, 325 x 1, 315 x 1 (paused), 1

Overall a very good day - went to the gym today with lots of mental stress and lots of body/sleep stress but hit some PRs and had a solid day.
Missed the first attempt at 525 because I got kicked forward and out of position - so strip it - rerack it and hit the second attempt solid. When I get too upright in my decent I get kicked forward but I was able to nail the second one and a final rep at 495.
Bench was once again very solid - not arching is allowing me to hit a very good groove and the weights feel light. Also hitting a PR after squats is perfect.

Quick side note - and this will sound pathetic - but some of the plates for the squats were heavy so I feel pretty confident that the actual weight was upwards of 10#s heavier. This was confirmed by some of the other gym rats at my gym so that just gives me even more confidence.

Another side note - today was not a day most people would train hard or set PRs but it allows me to clear some mental clutter and dig down and set PRs in less than ideal situations. This is where deep strength is built.


Geoff Neupert said...

"This is where deep strength is built."--Yes.

Aaron Friday said...

Nicely done, Brett.

The 100-lb plates at our gym all have their actual weights written on them. Some are a few pounds off, not that I would have any use for them anyway.

Franz Snideman said...

Great work Brett!Nice training after a stressfull weekend!

I hope your mom's operation went well?

Your family is Yoana's and my prayers!

Mike T Nelson said...

Nicely done!
Wishing you the best
Mike N

Brett Jones said...

Thanks everyone - I can report that my mom is out of surgery and things look good and my grandmother started radiation treatment today and has a better than expected prognosis. So a very good day!

Aaron Friday said...

Excellent, Brett! That's good news.

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