So I’ve been working up my 5 rep max using variant of SS 5x5 to reach a previous 1 RM I hit late last year. Mind you I just started squating last October, before then it was nothing but bodyweight army routines and farm work.
This video is of my last set after 4 working sets and 2 warm up sets. I take about 1-1.5 minutes between sets of rest.
This back rounding and lag (seems my upperbody is behind my lower body in the lift progression) really only happens during my last set. It started getting worst after 300 lbs.
Do you guys think this can be fixed with more rest between sets, or should go ahead and work up from a lighter weight again? Like I said, my 1 RM is significantly higher than this right now, and I am trying to catch up to it with all 5 sets of my working sets.
Also, trying not to use a belt for a while. I HAVE to use gloves though (before anyone dogs them) because I work with kiddos at a hospital as a therapist, and rough callussy hands are sort of frowned upon…