Last week I was able to successfully break my deadlift record. I decided on Monday to make an effort to see what I could do with my squat goal. The heaviest I had been able to squat was 385 pounds and I wanted to break that. I took the same mindset that I did with my deadlift…just warm up and attack it.

After I warmed up with the bar and moved up to five and three reps at a heavier weights, I decided to try for 410 pounds… A full 25 pounds over my previous max. I put forth my best effort but want able to get it up (hee hee). Thankfully there are safe cars in the rack. I didn’t want to give up after that failure, so I dropped it down to 390 pounds and was able to achieve that on the very next attempt.

Many times in my life I had a small failure and decided to throw in the towel. I am glad I didn’t do that on Monday. Instead of giving up, I made another effort and put up a new personal record.

The rest of the day was good. I had my coffee and some protein powder in the morning and enjoyed a turkey meatballs salad for dinner. At first I was worried is be starving, but that wasn’t the case.  I am really wanting to eat better but still enjoy Saturday, so going back to an old routine.

Overall, Monday was a great start to another very, very busy and stressful week.


Exercise Reps Volume/Time
Squats 5×200/3×310/1×410 (New PR) 5×200/5×200/5×200 5,340 pounds total
Stiff-Legged Deadlifts 10×135/10×135/10×135 4,050 pounds total
Leg Extension 10×120/10×120/10×120 3,600 pounds total
Eating/Tracking Tracked everything, well within my limits
Steps 18,520
250+ Steps Per Hour 13 out of 14
Sobriety 118 days

** Denotes weight per hand

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