Mon, 20 June 16
Squats: 45x10, 135x2x5, 225x5, 245x3, 265x2, 275x5x5
The diet is over and my weight has stabilized at 208. That's 45 lbs total loss since Jan 5. I'm now going to start recovering my strength. I think where I have regressed so far the optimal path is to simply return to basics, and while bypassing the Starting Strength 3x5, I will go to a straight set across of 5x5. I figured out what I thought my 1 RM was today in Squats - I estimate 345 or so. 80% of 1RM was about 275 lbs, so that's my starting point. I was able to complete the reps with minimal rest, say about 2 mins in between. The reps were snappy - but they did feel like work.