Week 2 Day 3
Deadlift 425x5 RPE 7; 405x3x5 RPE 6-ish; 415x2x5 RPE 6-7
Spoto press 215x2x6, 220,225,230x6 RPE 6-7
Pause squats (halfway up) 265x2x5, 275x2x5, 285x5 RPE 6-7
Military press 120x2x5,125x2x5, 130x5 RPE 6-7
Leg curls micro+light band x3x15 3 RIR
Still staying sans belt on deadlifts and weight continues to move smoothly. I probably could have finished out my back-off sets at the same weight as the top set, but adding 10 pounds just for the sake of doing it seemed dumb and I didn’t feel like it anyway, lol. I haven’t decided if I will slap on the belt for RPE 10 week in a couple of weeks, though I’m leaning that way because I want to see how my rep max with the TX power bar compares to what it is with the DL bar.
Bumped up the Spotos toward the latter sets, but effort was still well within the programmed RPE # the app prescribed. Getting the hang of these halfway-up-pause squats (more like 1/4, but whatever). These really do make you keep proper positioning on the ascent, that much is obvious even with just 285 on the bar.