Back squats – Benchmark 5×5

Today was a benchmark workout.  We did 5×5 back squats.  I looked up when I this benchmark this last (it was mid-June) and I did 95#.

I looked up what weight I did with Morgan awhile back.  We did 5×3 at 145#.  Previous to that, I did 7×2 at 125#.  I decided that I was going to go with 125# for this set and see what happened.  My legs are pretty zonked from the running yesterday, but I wanted to give it a shot.

I really need to work on pushing out my knees as I’m coming up from the squat position, but other than that – I got through the workout fine.  I think it was just the right amount of weight for this workout.  In aggregate, I lifted over 3125# today (it doesn’t include the build up to the final WoD weight)!  The last two sets were tough, especially at the 4th and 5th reps – but I finished at 125#.

Some day I’ll be like my girl Susie Diesel.


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