In a belated effort to recap the lovely cheat meal/onion ring extravaganza that took up the bulk of my evening this past Friday, I give you a small gallery with commentary verging dangerously close to foodie rhetoric.
So there you have it, carb backloading/carb loading.
…and there was also work to be done. I had a pretty successful paused bench session on Monday followed by some good pulling and squatting work yesterday. First, I pulled 245 for triples. Here is a video of my first set of these:
I’ve started deadlifting with a belt, and it’s been a positive transition. This is my second session working with one, and it has absolutely kicked my speed up several levels. I’ve got some pretty substantial bruising today from the warm-ups I did with the belt yesterday.
Next, I did some squatting. I’m posting the last set, which certainly wasn’t the prettiest:
Knees are coming in; I have a bad habit of trending towards doing this when I tire/with heavier weight, but it’s something I’ve been able to correct and will continue to do so in the future. I’m happier with where my depth is these days, and while this video isn’t taken from the most fantastic angle to illustrate it, I think my depth here is quite good.
I’m 16 days out from my second meet. I have a week before this meet that will be mostly rest (some light squatting and benching will take place), so I really don’t have that many peaking work sessions left. My pulling is very strong right now, my squat is a little meh, and my bench is a freaking wildcard. I don’t quite know what I’ll be looking at attempting for the meet on the 27th, but this is something I’ll be firming up in the next seven days or so.