First Workout of week #10. Squats,Overhead press and Deadlifts
Squats- 250lbs. Increased my warmup sets a bit. 5x135 5x185 3x225. Got all my reps at 250lbs. Was a bit nervous as 245lb felt very heavy on Friday, but once I got under the bar 250lb felt pretty good.
Over Head Press 100lbs - Got all my reps at 100 after missing at this weight last time. Focused on my form, elbows forward at the bottom position, smooth motion up, torso under bar at the end, chin tucked. Also, after watching a couple more videos, narrowed my grip a bit.
Deadlifts 265lbs - Increased my warmups a bit on this one as well. 5x135 5x185 3x225. 5x265 was heavy but got them all. Overhand grip for warmups, mixed grip for work set.
All in all it was a great session. Made sure I got plenty of food and rest on my off days and it seemed to make a difference. All the lifts felt easier than they did last week even though they were heavier. What a rush to hit the 250lb benchmark in squats!
Weight 212lbs. Up about 7lbs since I started. Waist measurement is still the same so not to much fat in that I hope. My legs are almost a full inch bigger in the thigh than when I started and the biggest surprise, arms are up .5" without doing a single curl!
I did enjoy myself this Canada Day long weekend. Went to a BBQ on Saturday, drank some beers, ate some ribs etc etc so will have to see where my weight is again at the end of the week. I would still like to get down to about 190lbs at ~15%BF so need to clean up the diet and go back into a caloric deficit if I want to get there. May impede my gains in weights a bit.