After driving myself nuts all week avoiding any real weights and doing lots of reps, I finally got in the gym to lift today. Squats, 1 x 12 x air, 2 x 8 x bar (extra warm-up sets) 1 x 5 x 65, 2 x 5 x 95, 1 x 3 x 105, 5 x 5 x 115- interestingly, these got easier rather then harder as the sets progressed. I guess it was a matter of reminding my muscles how this was done. I'm confident to continue raising the weights as far as my back is concerned from this point on.
I was glad to see my friend who works at the gym today as he is a good spotter, quite a hottie too. Bench press 1 x 8 x 45, 1 x 5 x 65, 1 x 53 x 85, 1 x 3 x 95, 3 x 2 x 100, was going for 3 x 3 but needed an assist on the thrid rep of each set. Regardles, it is a personal best for me and now into the 100s on bench press. Love it!
First deadlifts since my accident, 3 x 3 x 135, nice and easy. BBC 3 x 8 x 45 alternated with overhead press 3 x 8 x 45 and done. Had lobster tails for dinner tonight, so delish.