225/275/315lbx3, 365/405/445lbx1, 405lb, 2x1
Ha… 445lb probably the smoothest and most difficult rep I’ve done past 405lb. Didn’t feel any sticking point or stalled anywhere but it was a battle. Even my chest felt sore after I finished that rep, which feels like a first.
Wanted to do 8-10x1 with 405lb after this but that wasn’t going to happen. Each set of 405lb felt more and more difficult, so I stopped and moved onto squat as plan B.
135/165/195/225lbx3 (SS pull-upx3)
245lb, 5x1 (3 second pause, racked between each set and took a 10 second break, so rest-pause style?)
245lb felt easier and form felt like it improved with each rep, so I think I did it right.
Best part is that I felt zero knee sensation during this while getting a fairly solid squat session in. Very pleased, I think I’ll keep doing this format for now- deadlift to a fairly heavy max and then do squats for a tiny bit of volume until my knee is 100%.
BB row- 95lb, 5x13
Hanging leg raise to parallel-5x6
Got through this pretty well. Trying out reverse hypers instead of RDL because I get the feeling that RDL is just reinforcing possibly bad hinge form whereas reverse hypers are new. Felt this mostly in the hamstrings, so I’ll probably need to focus on contracting the glutes more. We’ll see how this goes.
Had a hard time even trying to straighten out my upper back during the BB row. My guess is the deadlift.