Yesterday was squat day and I had been feeling pretty good.
As with every saturday I went to breakfast with some school buddies, we eat at this awesome dinner that actually has a "bodybuilding breakfast" of 6 egg whites and 2 chicken breast which is what I had.
After that I headed to the gym, which happens to be Ryan Celli's gym, and let me tell you there is no shortage of powerhouses there!!!
I was early and was waiting on the guys so I got in 45 minutes of low intense tread mill walking.
Then after some stretching and warming up we started squating.
I have been following my log and trying to add about 10 to 20 lbs on my weights per set each week. So if I did 500 for 2 last week I would attempt 520 for 2 and so forth all the way to my top set, which last week was 655 for 2. The other goal has been to make sure my form is good. I don't just want to hit the weight, I want depth and no dipping or leaning in the front.
Before my last meet I would hit a weight and it would look sloppy, the following week I would hit the same weight but with better form, then go up.
so my approach is a little different this time around.
ok, ok, enough of the boring details.
I hit 685 for 2. but they looked sloppy (champion suit straps down, with belt but no knee wraps). For some reason when I looked back at my log my jumps were completely different from last week. Much higher then 20 lbs more.
I felt like I should have attempted the 685 for another set just to hit 1 solid good one, but I stopped at my last set and went on with my workout.
others were a little surprised I stopped and some gave me advice like going down in weight to hit a set of 4.
But what i have learned is that it is better to it right week to week then wrong and try and recover later. I believe this makes for better strength gains in the long run.
so is this a sign of patience or laziness?
what would you have done?
thanks guys as always much respect to the WBB crew.