February 2nd, 2019

StrongLifts A

Squat: 5/5/4 @ 300 lbs.*
Bench Press: 5×5 @ 160 lbs.
Barbell Row: 5×5 @ 180 lbs.
Power Clean: 1 @ 130 lbs.**

Body Weight: 200 lbs.

*So, I missed the last squat. That sucks since 300 lbs. is where I plateaued last time. And the time before that. And also the time before that. But I'm not letting it happen this time. Based on my past experience, the best way to break through a plateau is to just go for it: lift heavier than you got stuck on, even if it means fewer total reps. Your volume might go down, but your intensity will go up. And at the end of the day, expressing greater force by lifting more weight is the definition of strength, no? Onward.

**After my first attempt at a power clean work rep, I felt a little wonky, as I do before I pass out. Then, after my second attempt, I felt even worse. So I figured it was time to stop. I'll try again next time.