I swear I am cursed with the worst back on the planet. I actually haven’t had back issues for a very long time. But after today, I may have to relax it for a while again. And it is probably because my form sucks doing these exercises or something. I do wear a belt, I do my best to keep my back straight, but it can be tough. I did stretch my back after I finished and used a foam roller and it felt pretty good, so maybe I will luck out.
Below are my exercises and volumes for my lifting today (which was squats and deadlifts in a 5×5 format):
|Squats||5 x 260||5 x 275||5 x 300||5 x 320||5 x 330|
|Deadlifts||5 x 225||5 x 255||5 x 285||5 x 320||5 x 350|
I may have to deload on squats already as the last 5 were pretty tough. Though to be fair, I alternate between doing squats first and deadlifts first so that I can have more energy for each on alternating weeks. We’ll see if I can do a bit more next week when beginning with squats and I can decide after that if I need to deload.
As of this evening, things are feeling better in my back. My body is a bit sore from the workout as a whole but that is to be expected. Tomorrow is going to be tough but it I will be focusing on biceps/triceps so hopefully I won’t be too sore from the first two workouts this week.
Things have been going well otherwise. Food has been good the first two days this week but I have a lunch meeting at work tomorrow as well as one on Friday so I’ll have to do what I can to make up for all those calories.
“Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.” ~Vincent Van Gogh