Finally! Leg Day! It has been too long. I didn’t bring my belt, I forgot my knee sleeves, I had cuts on the bottom of my feet. My knees are rough, my hips are rough. I am old. I whine a lot. So I was crossing my fingers this would be a solid session, the lack of knee sleeves worried me especially.

warmup: nada

Low Bar Squats (Romaleos, closer stance, A2G, 105 second rests)

135 x 3
185 x 3
235 x 3
235 x 3
235 x 3
235 x 3
235 x 3
235 x 3
235 x 3
235 x 3
235 x 3
235 x 3

notes: I figured it would be easier on my knees if I went well below parallel, and I didn’t want to stress my hips out, so I brought my feet in a bit. I say A2G, but my butt was not ACTUALLY touching the ground… more like calves touching hamstrings. So it was as low as I was gonna go I kept the rests at 1 minute and 45 seconds (hello stopwatch) and the weight light and the reps low. The sets flew by and my knee felt great! Test successful!!

Leg Press (steep incline, long rests, RPE8)

3 plates x 10
5p x 10
7p x 10
9p x 10
9p x 10
9p x 10
9p x 10
9p x 10

notes: This leg press was steeper than 45 degrees, but not a vertical leg press. Definitely harder than the usual leg press I have used. I am guesstimating RPE8, it was a very soft 8. Went as low as I could until my low back was starting to leave the pad.

Hyperextensions (short rests)

15, 15, 15

Really happy I carried off a painfree leg day! Hooray

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