March 31st, 2019

StrongLifts A

Squat: 3×5 @ 310 lbs.
Bench Press: 2 @ 190 lbs.; 5/5/5/4 @ 175 lbs.*
Barbell Row: 5×5 @ 210 lbs.

Body Weight: 200 lbs.

*I learned that my bench press form sucks. Again. When the weight gets heavy, I naturally shrug my shoulders upward for some reason. Apparently, you are supposed to do the exact opposite: push them downward. That, combined with the fact that I only got two reps at 190 lbs suggested to me that it was time to deload to 175 lbs, where I last achieved 5/5/5/5/4. The problem is, this time I only got 5/5/5/4. I blame that on my unfamiliarity with the actual form and the two reps at 190 lbs at the beginning. But whatever, I took it. So long as I am able to achieve 3×5 at 177.5 instead of 5×3, it's an improvement.