I never feel like my squat is progressing. But it is. I am full of shit. Today my warm ups felt so ridiculously silly easy, and I had enough confidence to jump from 215 lb to 235 lb without freaking out. 235 lb x 3 was only moderately difficult, so I knew I had 250 lb for 3 in the bag.
And just to prove to you that I am getting better at shit, I am going to show you a few videos.
Yeah, so it took me a year to add a few reps onto my former 1 RM, whereas from Feb to July in the same year I added a solid 50 pounds to my squat. I miss those days, but If my progression continues like it is now, next summer I’ll be doing 270 lb x 3, and maybe I’ll get a new 1 RM of 285 lb or 290 lbs. And maybe the year after that I can do 285 lb x 3. This might seem slow, but I’ll get there. You bet your ass I’ll get there. And you know what? Maybe in the mean time I’ll find a progression that really works superbly and I’ll get an unexpected jump. Or maybe I’ll stop getting injured and consistency will rule out. Who knows. I look forward to finding out.
After these heavier squats today I did paused triples at 175 lbs for five sets. Those are hard, but they might be one of the best squat-type assistances for my deadlift. Generating power in the bottom seems to be an issue for me, so forcing myself to work on it in squats I can imagine will carry over to my deadlift, sumo or conventional.
And my leg is still a little numb but it seems I can still squat hahahaha.
Cable rows followed, and I added more weight in my +5 lbs progression to 110 lbs, which was pretty hard but do-able. I’m cable rowing and pendlay rowing the “same” amount, which is cute.
Anyways, I need to work. I leave for Portland on Saturday and I have a day between that and my conference trip to Greece. Freakin’ out, man. I’m going to have the fucking time of my life, but all this travelling makes me antsy. I’ll breathe a sigh of relief once I get in bed for the first night in Rhodes. At that time the travelling will be over and I can begin a few days of island paradise vacation before meeting a whole shit load of awesome astronomers.