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Day 11 of from the bench!
total calories: 2459
C4( 1 serving)
1 serving serious mass
Saturday(Christmas Eve to most folks): So I still had to go to work today, the good news is that it was only a half day(we closed @ 12PM actually left @ 1PM lol). So I had some more free time to finish stuff @ home ! Now to enjoy 2 days off hopefully!
Workout: Day 11 of Starting Strength(Classic)
Day 11 of SS( 12/19/11): So session # 11 from SS, today was Squat, Bench Press, Deadlift
So If you read day 10 of from the bench post you would know that I lowered my 1RM squats because my back was getting tweaked pretty bad. I had some pain down the left side of my back. Maybe not pain but it felt like I pulled a muscle and it needed to get massaged out or something. With that being said, I tried a different squat today, the ‘Hack Squat’ which I must say… works fairly good for me. I was able to do all my working sets without needing to adjust down on weight.
Of course this was my first time doing the Hack Squat so I’m sure I did it incorrectly but i put forth the effort to try which is what matters. My back didn’t hurt while doing these squats which is the main point. Here are the stats.
Working sets, 3 sets of 5 reps @110lbs.
Completed all 3 sets of 5 reps. Including warm up sets while using the ‘Hack Squat’ technique.
BENCH PRESS INFORMATION:
Working sets, 3 sets of 5 reps @ 125lbs (new record)
Set 1- Completed, reps 4 & 5 were challenging but doable
Set 2- Completed, reps 3,4,5 were harder than set 1.
Set 3- Completed, reps 4 & 5 were harder than set 2. I took about a 1-2 minute break between set 2 & set 3.
DEAD LIFT INFORMATION:
Working sets, 1 set of 5 reps @ 150lbs(new record)
Set 1- completed 5 reps, all 5 reps were challenging but doable. Reps 4 & 5 I could feel some strain on my back but it was minor. Overall good workout today!
Quote of the Day: “Climb to the top! “