February 10th, 2019

StrongLifts B

Squats: 3/3/3/2 @ 315 lbs.*
Overhead Press 3×5 @ 122.5 lbs.
Deadlift: 1×5 @ 325 lbs.

Body Weight: 200 lbs.

*I finally squatted three full plates (per side)! I almost stopped after my third set, but I was curious to see how far I could go. I probably could have completed that last set, but since I already reached my original goal of 3×3, I just wasn't all in and I gave up. So, I'll do 3×3 for as long as I can as I continue to add weight. Wish me luck.

Also, after watching this video, I improved my form on the overhead press by keeping my elbows forward instead of letting them flare out as I have been doing. Perhaps as a consequence, the weight went up very easily, and I didn't have any of the twisting problems in my left arm that I sometimes do. Thanks, Barbell Logic!

Finally, I am still getting used to those deadlifting straps...