I took Friday off. Saturday I felt ok, but did not know if I could be social at the gym. I could not guarantee I would keep my temper around others, and so Saturday I took a vacation from the gym and chilled. Sunday I am back at it.

warmup: rumble rolled IT bands, adductors, piriformis; dorsiflexions, TKEs, hamstring warmup

Low Bar Squats (2-3 min rests, SBDs, Romaleos)

bar x 5
135 x 4
185 x 3
225 x 2
*belt on*
275 x 7 @RPE9
275 x 8 @RPE9
275 x 6 @RPE9
275 x 7 @RPE9
275 x 7 @RPE9
265 x 5 @RPE9
265 x 6 @RPE9
265 x 6 @RPE9
265 x 7 @RPE9
265 x 7 @RPE9

Stiff-Legged Deadlifts (2 min rests, sock feet)

135 x 5
185 x 4
225 x 2
270 x 7 @RPE9
270 x 7 @RPE9
270 x 8 @RPE9
270 x 7 @RPE9
270 x 6 @RPE9

notes: during my working sets, 2 Spanish speaking men came in to the gym, which was otherwise completely empty. just me and them. huge gym, lots of free space. so they set up camp 3 feet from my area and start talking to each other in full voice. it was annoying me badly, at the end of each set I was dropping the rubber plates on the deadlift platform to interrupt their conversation with noise. After a few sets of this, one guy leaves to go bench press 50 pounds on the Smith Machine… and the other guy comes up to me all friendly, and asks if he can do his pullups on my deadlift platform… there is a chinup bar over my platform. I ask him if he thinks my chinup bar is better than all the others, and point out no less than SIX other chinup stations all within 10 seconds walk. He says that this chinup bar “is the one I am familiar with”. I interrupt him in mid-sentence to say “you have 60 seconds, now GO, do it”. He does his chin-ups.

It was the wrong day to troll me with your Borat dopey foreigner routine. Or whatever the Latin version of Borat is. But I recognize the Andy Kaufman / Borat / goofy innocent foreigner routine when I see it.

In other news, I am an arsehole.

Standing Calf Raise Machine (60 sec rests)

315 x 20
315 x 18
315 x 17
315 x 17
315 x 15
315 x 15

notes: holding the last rep of each set for a few seconds at peak contraction.

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