Some of you may know that I injured my lower back a few months back and took some time off of squats to rest it and stretch my hams and hips. Well I just got back into them 3 or 4 weeks ago training 3 times a week and heavy.
I started at 225 for 3 sets of 5, not ATG but parallel or slightly below depending on how sore I was. Anyway, I had some mild back pain when I first started so I was a bit nervous. Well I am already up to 265 for 3 sets of 5 a month later and my back feels SO GOOD now. I did a rep of 295 and it felt like 225 felt 2 months ago when I was struggling. I sit in a cubicle all day and it used to hurt my back just to bend my head down.
I tried conventional dead lifts for the first time in my life last friday (I used to pull sumo) and I pulled 345 x 3 pretty easily. My back was extremely tired that day afterwards, but felt great the next day.
Unfortunately, I did hurt my left shoulder last week so I cannot bench for at least a month . I will post some videos when I can hit 315 comfortably on squats and hit 405 on deads.
Shout out to sensei for his videos...they changed my life. I used to barely be able to brush my teeth when I got out of bed, now there is only a slight tingling sensation in the morning.