The base of my neck felt stiff from my poor form two days prior when overhead pressing. Not terrible, but definitely less than ideal.

Squats 5x5 @ 105lb

Points to consider

  • Lower back felt OK: no notable sensations or pain.
  • Really concentrate on keeping the chest up and abs/glutes tight for both the eccentric and concentric parts of the exercise.

Bench Press 5x5 @ 90lb

Points to consider

  • When using safeties, put the pipe (as seen on the floor) around them! Also, I may have the pins a notch too high. Try to lower them by 1 space next time and use the pipes.
  • Still feeling, sometimes, significant imbalance towards keeping the bar level. I assume this will improve with more practice, but are there body parts that I can focus on in an attempt to improve the even distribution?
  • Fifth rep from the 1st set felt good. Pushed more with legs/lower back towards my shoulders and I think that helped to increase my overall stability.

Row 5x5 @ 105lb

Points to consider