Today was day number 1 of my plan going into 2018, so it’s time to start a log.
Yesterday I competed in a powerlifting comp. so I’m switching to a hypertrophy block and am planning on adding some size and bringing up my powerlifting weak points.
Not a good day. Went 3 for 7, but did get a total. 400/360/500 1260 @178 (181) raw without wraps.
First I only learned about the meet 5 weeks out, then I strained my lower back 2 weeks out so there was only 3 real weeks of prep and I didn’t squat or pull anything remotely heavy for 2 weeks.
Squat: Took 400 on my opener, got it pretty easy, but my back was knotting up afterward so I scratched both my other attempts.
Bench: opened at 360 and pressed it but got red lighted for a double bounce. Second, took 360 again and got it easy. Third, took 375 and it was just too much.
Deads: opened at 500 and got it easy. Second attempt the bar got way forward, and I tore the crap out of my hand and missed it. Third, re-took 525 and pulled it but got red lighted for a downward movement just before lockout. Totally had it and just for an instant didn’t keep pulling.
There is no video of the bench because my family didn’t record it (even though it was the only thing I specifically asked to be recorded).
Got in the gym this morning just to get some blood flowing. Rowed 1000m and did a pull workout not worth writing down.