455lbs Squat @ 158
Squat- 135x5, 225x3, 275x3, 325x2 (add wraps), 375x1, 415x1, 455x1
Leg curls- a million
I had no intention of using the wraps for anything other than working up to a moderately heavy single today to get an idea of where things were, but once I did that I realized that I needed more practice with them for the competition than the 3-4 weeks I originally thought. It's so different squatting with the wraps and I was so out of groove when I hit the 455 so I figured I better just go ahead and use them for the last 6-7 sessions until the comp. So in this session I worked up to a pretty easy, but quite unpolished 455 single and then hit 4 sets of with 365 afterward. Finished up with a bunch of leg curls.
Overall, I'm pretty happy with this for several reasons:
This was only my 7th squat session since the surgery, which means this is only the 7th time I've squatted in the last 8 months, and prior to this session the most I had squatted since the surgery was only 325lbs.
This was the first time I've used the wraps in over 8 months. I didn't wrap them very tightly today and, I don't know if you can see it in the video or not, but with the addition of the wraps, I misgrooved almost every single rep, including the 455 single, but I was still able to hit it comfortably.
Breaking in my new Inzer belt has been a cumbersome process and it's currently loose as hell and not providing much support. I'm literally like 1mm away from cinching the 4th notch but I just can't get it, so instead I have to wear it super loose in notch 3. Next squat day I'll have to wear 3 layers and see if that helps.
I had never squatted heavy in this rack before and once I got some weight on the bar I found that I had the pins set a notch too high. As a result I wasn't able to get the bar nearly as low onto my traps as I wanted to.
I front squatted this weight with a torn labrum about 2 months before my surgery so I'm confident that there is much more to come here. I'm currently 7 weeks out from my qualifier competition for the XPC Finals. From this point on I will continue with my planned, once a week linear progression and won't squat anymore heavy singles until the competition. I will use these last few sessions to continue to gradually build the weight back up and reaquaint myself with the wraps.