1.Squat(DD briefs/Phillips canvas)- 325x1, straps up- 415x1, 505x1,
add wraps- 545x1, 585x1, 625xmiss, 625x1(15 lb all time PR)
2.Deadlift(hardcore briefs/Metal DL/narrow sumo)- 225x1, straps up- 225x1, 315x1, 405x1, 455x1, 455x3(15 lb PR)
Another big Saturday. I got to the gym with tons of gear(like 4 pairs of briefs and 4 different suits), but I forgot my Chuck Taylors!! I would not be able to squat in the sneakers I was wearing(New Balance), and I live 45 minutes from the gym so we ran to the store and luckily they had some Chucks in my size. So with my brand new Chucks, I put on my double denim briefs and decided to try them out with my older canvas. I'd say the combo worked pretty well. On the last warmup of 505, I dipped myself into a bad position and the rep came up ugly. The rest of the sets I did not dip and just squeezed up out of the bottom and they all looked better. I have to make sure I focus on that to keep tight in the hole. 545 was a joke, as was 585. I took 625 out and just didn't have it set right on my back. I started to go down and it rolled a bit and was just awkward. I had them take it before I even got down all the way. I asked Eric if I should drop it down to 600 and just take that for a ride, but he said take 625 again. I'm glad he did because this time I got it set tighter on my back and was able to get down to the bottom in a good position. I got the call up and popped 2", stopped, then continued to grind through the top. It wasn't easy, but it was a clean lift and huge PR. This will be the combo I squat in when I compete in 10 weeks.
I was going to try and pull conventional in the hardcore/Metal combo, but I couldn't get down to the bar. I decided to pull a narrow sumo instead. It didn't feel great when I did 455, so I figured I'd take it again. The first rep wasn't bad, so I pulled a second which was about the same. On the third rep the plates on the right side had slid out about 5" and I nearly lost my grip becaus of it, but was able to hold on and lockout. I held it for like 5 seconds and then dropped it. This was an easier way of sneaking a PR in instead of going for like 515. Next heavy sumo I'll use the same briefs, but use the looser suit over it.