I'm still a beginner so don't laugh at my low numbers. But today I did this. I used a pyramid scheme on all exercises working up to the numbers that I give below for my last set. 5x5 squat (past parallel) 185 5x5 bench 140 5x5 deadlift 185 standing barbell calf raises (I did one set of 10 at 165, then another set of 10 at 185, then instead of going for 10 at 205 I just kept going to test my endurance and went for 25 reps before I decided that I had done enough) why are my numbers for calves so disproportionate to my squat numbers? And I can even do more weight than I did today but significantly more is going to be difficult to hold on my back. does training traps help you support a barbell on your back? or should I just not be a pussy and deal with the pain of putting a shit ton of weight on your back. p.s. do I look like a jackass doing my standing barbell calf raises inside the squat rack? while I was at the gym today I saw three kids doing curls in there so at least I'm not the worst.