Starting: Camber bar bench press 8 x 135 x 3
Working: Squat 4 x 225 x 3, 4 x 245 x 1
Accessory: Incline Press 8 x 135 x 3, Leg press 8 x 450 x 1, 8 x 540 x 2
Squats were not quite right today. They felt out of balance somehow. I did one set at 245, but it was off, so I went back down to 225. That was the right idea.
Although it certainly was not a leg strength issue, since I did leg presses at 540 pounds. That tells me that my core was not braced properly.
And that makes sense, since I finally understood “squeeze the bar” as a prompt today. Previously I had treated that as “grip harder.” Today I took it as “pull the bar hard into your shoulders,” and that tightened me up considerably. Unfortunately I didn’t learn that until the last set. But it made the last set way easier.