Still not feeling 100%, but decided to benchmark my regular squats and conventional deadlift today

warmup: foam rolled IT bands, adductors, piriformis. lots of ouch!

High Bar Squats (oly shoes, knee sleeves, generous rests)

*narrow stance, pauses*
bar x 5
75 x 5
110 x 5

*normal stance*
150 x 3

*belt on*
185 x 3
220 x 2
260 x 1
295 x 1
335 x 1
375 x 1 *WEIGHT PR*

notes: happy! 335 felt smooth so I went for a 5 pound PR. Big sticking point about midway it slowed down considerably and almost stopped, but I grunted my way through it.

Conventional Deadlifts (sock feet, generous rests)

*hook grip*
bar x 5
90 x 5

*double overhand*
130 x 5
175 x 3
220 x 2

*crossgrip*
265 x 1

*belt on*
310 x 1
350 x 1
395 x 1
445 x FAIL

notes: Oh well. Maybe PRs in both squats and deadlifts in the same session, during a week where I was not deloading, was too ambitious. 395 was a grinder, so I probably already knew in my head upping the weight by 50 pounds was a bad idea, but I figured this would be my last rep one way or another. Got a few inches off the ground, then died there.

So, I will be back to deadlifting and squatting twice a week. Hoping for some gains.

By this point, with all the generous rests, I was approaching the 2 hours mark, so I wrapped it up and got some food.

The week begins once again! Hope you all had a good weekend!

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