tried to cram a 2 hour workout into 1 hour… with less than stellar results. But it was an interesting experiment.

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, rest hovered between 30-60 seconds)

265 x 6 @RPE8

255 x 6 @RPE8
255 x 6 @RPE8.5
255 x 4 @RPE9

notes: It was so weird, the weight started to feel uneven. I checked and it was not, but it still felt MAD uneven. I haven’t felt that at this gym before (it was my PT’s gym), so it wasn’t the weights, but damn, left side was dipping a bit.

Bench Press

55 x 5 (minimal rest, change weight and go again, Spoto)
95 x 5
135 x 3
155 x 2
170 x 1

190 x 6 @RPE9 (sleeves on, change to paused reps, rest hoevered b/w 30-60s)

175 x 6 @RPE8.5
175 x 6 @RPE9

notes: Shoulder started doing wonky stuff, so I stopped when the form was lagging.

Deadlift (barefoot)

100 x 5 (minimal rest, conventional grip)
170 x 5
235 x 3
270 x 2 (change to crossgrip)
300 x 1 (belt on, rest hovered b/w 30-60s)

335 x 3 @RPE9

notes: This set just got nasty. When I picked the bar up for my top set, my left side was dipping more than 6 inches below my right side! I tried a few reps, then said screw it and put it down. By this point an hour had passed in the workout, so I had to call it there anyways.

Oh well, they can’t all be winners. It was a nice experiment. With 2 hours instead of 1, I could probably have grinded more good reps out.