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Squatted 295 Pounds For Two

Last night I slept well once I got to sleep, but not enough. I stayed up and watched a good chunk of the Phillies game since I was awake. I woke up bright and early this morning, but I was still feeling tired. When I rolled over and tried to go back to sleep, my brain was just wide awake, There was too much sun coming in the window. That just tells my brain and body it’s time to wake up.

I got up and drank my coffee while catching up on the Reddit drama. I thought about getting a WOD in early today, as the sky was mostly smoke and there was some closer to the surface. As far as surface smoke was concerned, I didn’t know how bad it would get today, so I wanted to be ahead of it. We got the grocery store done and got the ready to do the Vault WOD shortly after we got home.

Fairly early this morning, we decided to do the shift version of the vault WOD The farmer’s carries were shorter, which would be better for my wrist. What really bothers it is gripping. I also went lighter, using just the thirty pound dumbbells for it to keep the stress on my wrist lighter. It was far from one of my favorite WODs, but I enjoyed doing one together.

I laid around a good bit after the WOD. On multiple occasions I laid in bed and tried to take a nap but never was able to go to sleep. Being able to sleep during the day is an extremely rare thing to happen.

Around mid afternoon, I was thinking I wanted to do something else today. I knew I wanted to do this week’s very heavy back squats when Molly was home, so that’s what I decided to do. I fully expected at least a partial failure.

While working up through my lighter sets the thing that stood out the most for me is that I was moving really well. The weight’s felt light and very speedy. Even as I got into the heavier sets they felt great.

Finally, I got to the main AMRAP set, which was three plus reps at two hundred and ninety-five pounds. I knew realistically that making the three plus reps was highly unlikely. The weight is very close to my max. I needed to get under the bar and try it, though, and I’m glad I did. The first rep felt great and was a very fast and explosive rep. The bar even popped up at the top. The second was slower, but still not a grind. It certainly felt like it was, so that’s where I stopped, but looking at the video afterward, I figure I was good for at least one more rep. I’m more than thrilled with it. Of course, I am even happier with it given how tired I’m feeling.

Recently, I have been learning that I am stronger than I think I am. I’m also much better at keeping my technique good, if not great. I’ve said it a million times, but I’m more concerned with heavy but good reps than I am getting the heaviest possible but shitty reps.

I watched Molly do her deadlifts after I was done, then it was almost time to relax on the couch and watch the Phillies. It was a good game, and they won in extra innings! I think the ghost runner thing is stupid in baseball, but it is what it is.

Music for the lifting was Dio