So, today was my first day back in the teacher's office preparing for the new semester.
no more playing all day every day
Before listing the results of today's W/O I feel compelled to share a mistake I have continued making with the SL 5x5 up until now with the I can prevent others from making the same mistake. I just read the SL 5x5 report for the first time today and discovered that this whole time, I should have been doing warm-up sets before going to the working weight! It only took until I stalled for the first time to realize I needed more info.
I feel so foolish for waiting until now to read the report.
I like to call that behavior "zeal without knowledge," a common occurrence among humans, or so I hear...
So, now I still have zeal with more then zero knowledge and just enough to (hopefully) keep me out of trouble for a while.
SO, starting today, I'll be doing warm-up sets on ALL exercises before using the working weight. I hope this will enable me to get more gains and feel more prepared and confident going into the heavier sets. Sorry to be so long winded today! That said...
Usual warm-up on treadmill and stretch plus rolling out my glutes and back on a basketball (found some really tender spots that turned my grin into a grimace. Today is my first day of de-loading for the first time on squats and the first one since starting the SL 5x5 method. I figured rather than try again at 125kg 5x5 it would be better to go down now and get back up sooner...soooo...
1x5 - 85kg
1x5 - 95kg
5x5 - 105kg (a little more than 10% lower, but not going to sweat it)
1x5 - 65kg
1x5 - 75kg
5x5 - 91kg SO STOKED!
3x5 - 69kg (next time I'll plan to do some warm-up sets before the working weight...I sort of forgot)
Those of you out there who have been keeping up-to-date on my log, feel free to share your thoughts on what I've written above. Thanks in advance, all! Peace (平安)!