music selection: “Endless Love” — Lionel Richie & Diana Ross
waist-line: 37.5 inches
Sam Houston State head football coach Keeler is holding an event tonight at a north side brewery to talk about this year’s team. I intend to go. Hopefully, I can keep the count of brews low enough to not erase my dietary progress.
Another good workout is in the books. I finished all sets with 1-1/2 minutes rest, including the overhead press. Of course, I’m still building back up from the 10% deload last week. But I feel much better about my improving form. Squat is especially looking good. I’ve found a benchmark I can use to make sure I’m breaking parallel on squat. The pegs that hold the weights are at just the right height that if my eyes go below the top pegs, I’m at parallel. I shoot for another inch and it is a good squat!
The only thing that concerns me still is the deadlift. The Strong Lifts 5×5 program calls for one set of five reps every other workout. Since I’m not getting a lot of reps, I’m not getting a lot of form practice. It still seems like no two sets have the same form. I’m going to go review the videos on deadlift one more time after finishing up a few online errands.
Devour your prey raptors!