So, I've had this great strength increase this past month and half,
I didn't change anything in my diet or supplement, I just trained
as hard as I can and well, I think I just got better, more efficient,
my drive is up to the roof because i keep adding size while keeping
my BF as is.. long story short, a good period.
Last week I hit a new PR on squats, but nothing major,
5lbs, 2 good reps, I was happy.
Today, a week later, the session starts
with crazy rhythm and I feel strong, for some reason
I start to warm up without shoes (I wo home), I always
wear combat boots for my workout, I hit my first 3 sets of squats
and I'm not even breaking a sweat.
At my 6th (last) set I repeat the past week PR only
I lay down 8 reps instead of 2. Which was impressive already.
Of course I decide to go on and at the end I added ** 20 LBS **,
dude, 20 freaking lbs to what was my PR just 7 days ago,
and guess what? 6 reps!
Now, 20lbs is a great deal, is not normal..
I give you some numbers: I weight 150lbs @ 4% BF
my previous PR was 310lbs x 2, today it was 330lbs x 6!!
Now, I need to figure out wth happened and
what's the "cause" for this (btw the rest of the session went
just as crazy..) and I narrowed it down to 2 possible reasons,
I'd love to hear what you guys think:
1st possible reason: no shoes. Is it possible an increase of 20lbs + 4 reps
just because I had no combat boots on?
2nd possible reason: bb squat is my first exercise on leg day,
after warm up I do 6 or 7 sets, regular pyramid. Once at the top,
I do a reverse pyramid, so another 6/7 sets, each to failure.
Last three weeks I started to do 10 jump squats after each sets
of the reverse pyramid (on the way "back"), with no weight of course,
they would be considered plyos, so, could *this* be the cause of such
I mean seriously, I *could* have gone further, but my traps and shoulders
where actually about to crack with such difference in weight..
I personally think it was more the boots thing because on top
of all that, I felt much more stimulation on my quads/legs
and much less (than usual) on my back.