Today's training method was a bit different. Kasey just got me to do 5 sets of 5 reps of back squats. 10 reps of just the olympic bar as warmup and then it's straight to the main course.
I think this kind of set and reps are working for me because I made a new personal record for back squats.
I didn't realize I was breezing through the previous weight of 35kg until Kasey pointed it out to me. Before, Kasey had to spot me for 35kg back squats and I was doing it all by myself this time round. I thought that was achievement in itself.
But then Kasey took out all the skinny plates and replaced them with 11.3kg plates on each side.
"Do you think you can lift that much?"
I had doubts whether I could make all those weights stay on my small shoulders. But I did it anyway. On the first try I only managed to do 4 reps. On the second try I did 5 reps.
So there. My new 5RM for back squats is 42.6kg.
Pretty impressive, if I say so myself. Especially when I had been stuck at 28kg for the longest time.
Not bad. And I've only been training intensively for 3 weeks.
p/s Eating A LOT helps.
p/p/s Did not get any help from supplements either.