I just looked at my lifting plan and realized why squatting 335# for 5 gave me trouble on Monday - I was only supposed to lift 330#. Oh well.MadCow Mod Week 12
jump rope and pullups, mobility drills
5@355 switch, chalk5@420 PB
Hit some big numbers today.
I watched the EliteFTS.com "So you think you can squat" series yesterday and thought I'd mess around with my light squats today to try to notice some of the weak spots that were mentioned in the videos. First thing I did was switch the pins so that I was facing away from the mirror. This is the first time I squatted without looking into a mirror. A world of difference! Holy Crap! I've been using the mirror to check my form as I squat all this time, and I think what happened is that I lost the connection to feeling what my body is doing. I couldn't see how my knees tracked, how low I got, if the bar was centered on my back, if I kept my chest up, etc. I'll have to do it again and video it from multiple angles so that I can see how bad it really is.
Happy about the OHP. I gave it a little bump to get the bar started on the first rep, and then instinctively bumped it again on the last rep, which was a grinder. I probably could have hit that last rep strictly, but for whatever reason my body decided to bump it.
The last two reps on the deadlift set were touch and go. Not really much of a pause, but no bounce. I don't think I was ready to lift that 5th rep today. My form broke down and I pulled a lot with my back, which I could feel the strain in. Afterwards my mid back was really tight. I stretched it out pretty well, but I'll probably be sore as hell tonight/tomorrow.
On a side note, I started adding chopped parsley (frozen fresh) to my 3 large midday meals, and it has really cut down on my gas. Dorot (http://www.mydorot.com/
) makes little cube trays of various herbs. Really handy for cooking. I use the garlic ones too with my lunch.
My strength log
Mini Forklift Ⓥ wrote:
That's 200 solid ass-pounds! Good work buddy.
vegan_rossco, the ghost hunter wrote:
I can see how some people might mistake this as paranormal when really its just an example of your brain being an asshole