Hit a few goals last week
Monday, July 11, 2011
Happy to have been focused on my program and progressing nicely.
A few months ago, I set a few goals on weights that I would like to reach. Some I have met and some surpassed.
I have been placing priority on my lower body.
Open Squat goals was set at 330lbs
July 5th I hit 335lbs.
It is also my goal to open squat without the use a bar pad, which I have been sticking to. I feel this causes me to use more of my delts and traps to support the weight, hopefully increasing their size as well.
Leg press has really been shooting up... Probably because my squat has been increasing.
My goals was 750lbs... and I actually hit that a few weeks ago. Last week I hit 798 lbs x 5 reps. 1 rep max calculator predicts 898lbs. I won't claim that until I actually get that. :)
Really surprised about the leg press progress!!!
New 1RM goals will be:
Open Squat - 385 lbs within 10 weeks.
Leg Press - 950 lbs within 10 weeks.
I still have not been able to get back to my bench press max before losing most of my weight, but I am getting close.
Deadlift is coming along, but progress in still a little slow here. I would rather it be slow than risk injury. I have had severe back problems in the past and would have NEVER even thought that I could be lifting what I am now!!!! Ever since I started lifting and increasing my back and hamstring strength, my back problems are almost non-existent.
Progression, progression, progression..... lift with a purpose.