Great workout to start the year with. My low back is absolutely fried, so much so that I considered doing floor presses today and not squatting like usual. I decided that wasn’t the proper attitude to start the new year with so I attacked squats, going ATG, beltless, and paused (3+seconds in the hole on each rep). I ended up with 2 PR’s, hitting 515 for a single, and 500 for a double. Wide-stance squats went well, and I finished with some light’ish deficit SLDLs. Tricep work rounded things out.
Paused ATG Squats (3-5 sec pauses):
Wide-stance Box Squats (~13.5″ box):
Deficit SLDL (bar @ ankle height):
Overhead DB Extensions:
Single-arm Overhead Rope Extensions:
Duration: 90 minutes