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Monday – Weightlifting

Comments:

* I have previously gone up to 150 lbs for 3 sets of 3 reps in the hang power snatch using straps with a body weight of 105-160 lbs. I am starting out light as this is the first time doing this exercise without straps and because of a past should injury which was the initial cause of me having to stop performing most overhead exercises for over half a year.

Monday – Leg Workout

  • High Bar Box Squat (w/o belt, 14″ box)
    • 135 lbs x 7 reps
    • 205 lbs x 5 reps
    • 245 lbs x 3 reps
    • 285 lbs x 3 reps*

Comments:

* I hurt my lower back on the left side on the second rep. I believe I had the box farther back than I normally do and it caused me to lean forward a bit. It is hard to adjust the placement of the box as I have to walk the weight out from the rack.

Saturday – Leg Workout

  • High Bar Box Squat (w/o belt, 14″ box)
    • 135 lbs x 7 reps
    • 205 lbs x 5 reps
    • 245 lbs x 3 reps
    • 285 lbs x 3 reps*

Comments:

* I missed the third rep in that I didn’t go all the way down to the box. I felt a little tired this week, had sore shoulders, and felt a slight pull in my lower back on the left side. If I was at my best I might have been able to complete all three reps. Nevertheless, this is a new personal best for me. The last time I peaked out was at 275 lbs for 3 reps. I also have the option of losing the box and continue with a regular high bar squat to reach a heavier weight.