Monday, June 20, 2016

Squats: Back to Basics

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.

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