Well this will be my second attempt at a log. Let's see if I can keep up with one this time!
Height / Weight: 5'7 / 185lbs
Squat: 155 (Haven't tested max in a long time)
Box Squat: 185
I have the good fortune of being able to work out at an awesome little warehouse-type gym with a group of very encouraging people. I feel that just having people around me to cheer me on when I lift and occasionally make fun of me helps a ton! Here's what I did yesterday:
Max Effort Lower Body:
1) Box Squats with ~40-60lbs band tension (not sure how much forgot to ask):
1 x 5 x 45lb + bands
1 x 5 x 65lb + bands
1 x 3 x 85lb + etc..
1 x 2 x 95lb
2 x 2 x 115lb
1 x 1 x 135 - fail
1 x 1 x 135 - Huzzah!
We had to play around with this a lot because I had never used bands before on a squat. I used a small belt on the second 135lb attempt, it always feels like cheating when I use one.
2) 2 inch Deficit Deadlifts with 40lbs of chains:
1 x 5 x 135 (no chains)
2 x 5 x 135 w/ chains
1 x 1 x 175 w/ chain
1 x 1 x 185 w/ chain
I was pretty happy about that one, especially since I outlifted the guy who was working out in my group. (Okay so he's only 16 but we'll disregard that...)
3) 3 x 10 x 40lb Bulgarian split squats superset w/ 3 x 10 GHR
4) 2 x 40yd sled sprints
5) Lay on ground and suck air.
I'm trying to do a meet, my first one, November in north Myrtle Beach, SC. Only thing holding me back is how incredibly poor I am. I hope I'll have the funds to do it since I'd get to go with the team I work out with and have some free housing.
So here's some goals I have for December, I'm not very good at making them but I try:
Squat: Not 100lbs less than my deadlift. But in seriousness, 175lbs
After the holiday season I think I may add some more physique related goals, but it's not a primary concern at the moment.
So that's all for now! Speed work day tomorrow, which I desperately need to work on. I LOVE the new gym I work out at and I look forward to it everyday.
Oh also, Fleizig who made a post in the Q&A is my roommate, be kind! I've talked at length about the benefits of lifting but maybe hearing from someone she hasn't known since elementary school would help.
Here's some videos from the gym I lift at:
185 Box Squat: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DaxUhRtN8VA&feature=share
195 x 3 Deadlift: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JMKJYncXjn8&feature=related