Slowly easing back into it. Volume not a priority, just upping the frequency, a bunch of workout days in a row, as I warm back up. Repeating my last PL day.

warm-up: nada

High Bar Squats (Romaleos, SBDs)

80 x 5 (narrow stance, ATG, minimal rest)
135 x 5
185 x 3
215 x 2 (switch to medium stance and parallel)
240 x 1 (belt on, increase rest to 3 min)

264 x 6 @RPE9

250 x 6 @RPE8
250 x 6 @RPE9

notes: I could still feel front squats from yesterday. I kept folding forward more than I would like, as if my core was tired. So I called it after the second backoff set.

Bench Press

bar x 5
55 x 5 (minimal rest, change weight and go again, Spoto)
95 x 3 (accidentally did too few reps)
130 x 3
150 x 2
165 x 1

185 x 6 @RPE8.5 (sleeves on, change to paused reps, increased rest to 3 min)

170 x 6 @RPE8
170 x 6 @RPE8
170 x 6 @RPE8

notes: My shoulders felt tired from yesterday as well. By the 3rd backoff set, I could feel my shoulder doing weird things as I pressed it, like one shoulder getting higher than the other. So I called it there too.

Deadlift (barefoot)

100 x 5 (minimal rest, conventional grip)
165 x 5
235 x 3
265 x 2 (change to crossgrip)
295 x 1 (belt on, rest went up to 3 min)

332.5 x 6 @RPE9

322.5 @RPE8
322.5 @RPE9

notes: The top set felt awkward, as did the backoff set. Eventually I realized I had loaded the bar wrong – a 5 lb plate on one side and a 2.5 lb plate on the other. When I saw that, I got frustrated and said fukitall and called it after the second backoff set and went home.

Not a bad session, I just need to build up more momentum. Doing it right after my Assist Day was not the best idea, but I am compressing the frequency to toughen me up again.

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