Man it feels good to get back under the bar pain-free. It seems like injuries have been a common theme of my last 6 months. I have taken some time off from compound movements with my lower body and finally feel able to start getting back in a squat rack.
Around Thanksgiving I couldn't even do a rep with 275 without my back feeling like a gnashing of my teeth. Seriously, I tried multiple times to do 275 and was so beaten by not even being able to do one rep with what I used to use for a set of 12 for a warmup. Progress is to be made on this, but I am encouraged by my last two leg days.
the bar x 10
315 x 4,1
I felt like myself again. I had my max squat PR in March 2010 at 445lbs, obviously raw.
I felt so good I did squat again on the following Monday. I am going to continue the really low volume leg days and continue to inspect my form to make sure it is flawless. As my confidence increases, so will the volume.
185 x 10
225 x 10
345 x 1-----> could have gotten more but wanted a heavier set
355 x 2
I am really pleased with my legs coming back and even happier about the soreness in my quads.
what are you currently working on? how are those resolutions going?