Okay, the good and the bad today, starting with the bad...
Finally went to the doc yesterday, diagnosed with some pretty bad bronchitis (which is why I've been sick for 3 weeks now...), so I have to take a crapload of meds for 10 days, with the antibiotic being some weird crap that apparently increases chances for tendon/ligament injuries when doing anything athletic. So, I've got a week and a half of no lifting coming, but I postponed my startup on the meds for a day to get a farewell lifting session in, which is the good part.
Felt pretty healthy overall despite still being ill, so I decided to squat and see what I could manage -
1x5 @ 135 front squat
1x5 @ 135 back squat
1x3 @ 225 front squat
1x3 @ 225 back squat
1x1 @ 315 front squat
1x3 @ 315 back squat (all squats back squats from here on out)
1x2 @ 365
1x1 @ 405
1x1 @ 455
1x1 @ 475
1x1 @ 500 - Woo hoo, my first 500 in a long freakin' time, which was a serious mental boost. Just my Rehbands and that's it, may have cut it an inch short, but it wasn't a terrible fight so I feel that if I were healthy I may have had another 20 lbs. in me. Still, pretty nice, so I kept on going with lighter stuff -
1x6, 1x5, 1x4, 1x3, 1x2 all at 405 to hit 20 reps total between all sets. Legs were quite fried, but all that lower back work as paid off big dividends since my back feels great with no strain at all.
GMs in the rack, about 4" above parallel, forcing myself to push my ass back far -
1x20 @ 315
1-legged DB SLDL (DB in opposite hand)
1x10 each side @ 75 lb. DB (not hard, but tired as hell by this time)
Close-grip bench (hands about 16" - 18" apart)
1x10 @ 135
1x3 @ 205
1x3 @ 230
1x4 @ 275
1x10 @ 225
1x25 @ 135
Lying leg curls -
1x30 @ 120 lbs.
Beat to hell, but I feel great, a good sendoff to a layoff ahead of me. Good part is I'll be away on business for 4 of the 10 days, so I hadn't planned on lifting as much anyhow. So, see y'all back in a week and a half when I'm feeling better!