Took four days off because of lacking sleep. Diet was decent and very high in protein, but could have been higher in calories and with less time between meals. Here are two entries:
Swiss bar bench press:
195 x 5
225 x 5
257 x 10
> Barely passed the 10th. Good overall, especially considering my insecurities in taking any time off longer than three days.
Swiss bar pause bench + Fat Gripz:
192 x 5 x 10
120 x 5 x 10
This fucking session took something like 2.5 hours. Felt nauseous from eating so much beforehand (I was watching Expendables 2 and kind of got lost in munching on walnuts after a bowl of chili and melted cheese, then ice cream and milk for dessert) and I didn't do the rows between press sets. Not gonna make this a habit.
350 x 5
405 x 5
455 x 5
> Picking my battles, as Emevas likes to say, and saving my max effort for the third week. There were a lot of people in the gym tonight and I felt kind of shy about making noise, believe it or not. Even though I only planned to hit 5 anyway tonight my concentration wasn't there and I pulled too slowly off the floor, resulting in more back and less quad power. Need to focus.
ROM progression squats (10th pin):
475 x 8
> Was planning on hitting 15. Don't know if this depth is a sudden drop-off or if the deadlifts affected me this much here. Had some difficulty breaking the bar off the pins at first, and reps were bouncy. Not good. Think I'm going to repeat this next week on its own day and keep everything paused. Will monitor how my back feels.
Pause box squats:
225 x 2 x 10
25 x 2 x 10