February 23rd, 2019

StrongLifts B

Squat: 5×3 @ 315 lbs.
Overhead Press: 5×5 @ 115 lbs.*
Deadlift: 1×5 @ 340 lbs.

Body Weight: 206 lbs.

*Two sessions ago, I failed to get three consecutive overhead press reps at 127.5 lbs. By my rules, that meant I had to try it again today. Well, I did, and after the first rep, I experienced the very familiar sensation of being on the verge of blackout. Nonetheless, I lifted it again. But I couldn't, or just didn't, raise the bar a third time. Thus I had the feeling that I wasn't going to do any better than I did the time before, and trying would be a waste of time. So I opted to make progress on a different front--increase tonnage. The most recent weight where I failed to get five sets of five reps, and therefore switched to three sets of five reps, was 115 lbs. So I deloaded back to that and shot for 5×5. And I got it! Barely, but I got it. Hopefully, I get it next time, too.