Monday morning weigh in 90.6kg, Saturday morning weigh in 91.4kg
This weeks work sets were as follows:
Monday: Heavy bench 100kg (3), Squats for volume 120kg (10,9,9) - VERY happy with this bench as I am now repping my 1RM! The minor tweak of shifting this from the end to the beginning of the week has worked very well. I reckon I may have been able to squeeze out another rep, but no harm in leaving something in the tank in order to progress next week. On hindsight I should have done two sets at this weight. I also reduced the number of heavy volume squat sets from four to three in order to try and avoid falling into the over training trap.
Tuesday: Heavy deadlifts 165kg (5) - up by 1 rep.
Wednesday: Barbell overhead press added back in at 40kg (5,5,5,5,5) - so still at the early novice stage with this lift.
Thursday: Bench for volume 85kg (10,10,9) - up by 1 rep. on both sets 2 and 3.
Friday: Heavy squats 140kg (4) - Great result, this was my previous 1RM, though I expect the last two squats were not deep enough for competition standard (I will work on this next week), Light deadlifts for volume 120kg (10,10,10) - I upped the weight here by 20kg from last week.
My new Strengthshop singlet (no logo) arrived, which is required (as an IPF approved brand) for powerlifting competitions.
On Tuesday I will be testing my deadlift 1RM in order that I can work out a 6-week percentage-based peaking program for the competition on the 2nd April. I will be aiming for 195kg (but will settle for 190kg), so that I can hopefully attempt (and succeed in pulling) a 200kg lift at the comp!