I'm two weeks back from a three some month off squats/bench. Did do some pulling and OHPing though. Anyway, this is my slow return to glory, and a stepping stone to being a god of iron. YETI POWER. Saturday, Nov 26, 05: Heavy Bench Bench Press Up to 405X1 315X8 275X12 Yay! I can still bench four plates after a long-ass lay off. I was surprisingly powerful today. On a side note, our BBer/198 master lifter benched 455X3 raw, they weren't pretty reps, nor would they pass in competition, but it was still real impressive. I hate playing catch up with that old man. *edit* Did grippers, attempts on hard #3 and BB Elite, Overcrushes w/ filed #2 and HG300, strapholds with same grippers, singles w/ #1 Sunday, Nov 27, 05: Squat Squats Up to 600X1 405X5 That 600 was FAST AS FUCK!!! I've decided to do a higher rep downset after my top single/triple of the day on squat nights. 5-10 reps. Right now, even five reps with four plates winded the fuck out of me. Even when my 1rm was 700, 425X10 had me so winded I had to go outside because I couldn't get any air and I thought I was gonna yack. In otherwords I need some endurance, and this is one of the many things I'm doing to help with that. Wednesday, Nov 30, 05: Pull DL of 3.75" Boxes Up to 635X1 (PR I believe) I am gonna work this until A. it's closer to my full ROM pull or B. I get stalte. But god do I ever hate them. Snatch Grip DL 3X3 (445) BB Rows 2X3 1X4 1X5 (325) Friday, Dec 02, 05: Bench Press Bench Press Up to 415X1 335X6 315X8 275X10 Good workout. Felt very confident with 415. Just a note, so nobody is unintentionally misled, the rep sets after a top single or triple are somewhat sloppy. Every rep goes from chest to lockout, but they're not pretty looking by the last two or so. Sunday, Dec 04, 05: Squat Squats up to 600X3 Felt very good. I'm starting to feel my groove again this week, hopefully I'm right back in it in another two. Worked on throwing the head and shoulders back more tonight, seemed to work nicely. Just for reference that's 30lbs off PR levels. Wednesday, Dec 07, 05: Pull Deads off 3.75" Boxes Up to 650X1 (15lb PR) Snatch Grip DL 3X3 (455) I debated whether or not to train today because I've got a wicked cold. My dad suggested I not, and usually I listen to him. However, I could hear my inner Lou "Tawah, it's time to do da puwwing".