Well, despite the regression on the cleans, I’d have to say this was a good session.  Everything else went up.

Also, I think the regression on the cleans was largely due to my back still being sore.  Oh well.  Life goes on.

1.  Warm-Up

2.  Barbell Cleans
Goal:  175 x 3.
Actual:  175 x 0.  170 x 0.  165 x 0.  155 x 2.

3.  Barbell Front Squats
Goal: 205 x 5.
Actual:  205 x 5.  205 x 5.

4.  Barbell Back Squats
Goal:  225 x 5.
Actual:  225 x 5.  235 x 5.

5.  Barbell Romanian Deadlifts (aka “Stiff-legged Deadlifts”)
Goal:  235 x 5.
Actual:  235 x 5.  245 x 5.

6.  Single-Legged Dumbbell Rear-Foot-Elevated Carry Squat
Goal:  80s x 3.
Actual:  80s x 3.  80s x 3.

7.  Single-Legged Dumbbell Rear-Foot-Elevated Rack Squat
Goal:  70s x 3.
Actual:  70s x 3.  70s x 4.

8.  Barbell Single-Legged Romanian Deadlifts
Goal:  70 x 5.
Actual:  70 x 6.  75 x 5.

9.  Cool-Down

10.  Eat carbs

Notes:

Everything is coming along nicely.  I’m slowly coming back on the back squats and Romanian deadlifts, but I’m doing it in a calculated fashion rather than pushing to my limits.  I have quite a bit more in the tank, but I’m trying to keep ridiculously strict form.

I was happy with the slight progression on front squats.  They’ve taken a beating from having cleans prior to them now.

Also, I have to say that I was ecstatic about the single-legged Romanian deadlifts!  Those stabilizers in my left hip have been inhibiting my progress on this for quite a while, and I’m very happy to finally have a break-through.  🙂

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