April 5th, 2019

StrongLifts A

Squat: 1/1/1 @ 320 lbs.*
Bench Press: 4 @ 177.5 lbs.; 2×3 @ 165 lbs.**
Barbell Row: 5×5 @ 212.5 lbs.
Dips: 3×5 @ BW

Body Weight: 200 lbs.

*I've squatted more weight for more reps in the past, but for some reason, I just didn't have it this day. I'm fairly sure that I've gotten to the point where I need more than two days to recover from the previous session's heavy squats, so, I'm going to try something new going forward. I still don't want to entirely switch programs until my presses and deadlift come up to par, so I am going to keep using StrongLifts but alternate between heavy, low-volume squats and lighter, high-volume squats. A-days will be heavy days, and B-days will be light days--hopefully, that will keep my legs fresh for heavy deadlifts on B-days.

**All those chin-ups last time did something to my right shoulder, and it's killing my bench press. I couldn't get five reps at 177.5 lbs because of the pain, and more importantly, because I didn't want to make things worse. So, against my own desires, I switched to a lighter weight. Hopefully, this doesn't last long.