Yesterday, our strength portion was 2×2 back squat at 100%. I was a little nervous since it was at 100% but after the 95% day I had last week, I felt like it wasn’t going to be too bad. My main concern was my lower back but I was confident in my form. My first set was easier than expected. I did the two reps relatively quickly without any stalls throughout the lift. The second set however was very different.
I should have taken a longer rest period before heading into the last set. I rested for two minutes, but it should have been five. Those three minutes would have made this lift better. During the first lift, I came out of the bottom and was stuck for a second but I made it thanks to Coach Steve who was spotting me. Coach Paul was giving me cues. “Stay tight, you’re a little loose”, he said. I readjusted my feet and started my last rep. I stayed tight and with a little help from Coach Steve I managed to complete the lift.
We will be having a max lift day this coming Friday and I’m confident that I will be able to surpass my current PR of 325 lb. My goal would be 345 – 350 lb.
Lift Heavy and Level Up!