This is my new summer journal, school has wound up and I'll be working 40ish hours a week, eating, and lifting. Track ended on a sour note, with me being one spot off of state for discus and not even close for shot put. If I had run the open 200 I would have placed in state, but the coach wouldn't let me run it for some reason. Oh well HS sports are finished, and I'm finished with them. I leave that place having accomplished absolutely nothing . I graduate Friday and I'm pretty excited about that. On to the goal of the journal. This summer I'm going to focus on leg strength and power. I havn't squatted or deadlifted heavy in almost 8 months now, so it's time to get back there. I suffered a lower back injury and then did not want to start squatting during track season, as I would be too sore to do anything for the entire track season. Now that track is over I've started squatting again, and worked my way up to a set of 5x315 today. I have a weird problem when I squat, though. It feels like my legs have enough power, but when I'm in the hole I end up GMing it up, which is probably a reason for some of the core injuries I've had. I'll be working on form as well. By the end of the summer I want to be back where I was before I got injured, in the 450-475 range on both squats and deads. I will probably be adding a ME day here and there for bench, so I don't stagnate, but it won't be my primary focus.