Monday, April 1, 2013

Squat Monday: Nobody's In a Wheelchair... Yet

Squats w/cambered bar
10 reps @ 30 kgs
8 reps @ 50 kgs
5 reps @ 70 kgs
5 reps @ 100 kgs
3 reps @ 130 kgs
10 reps @ 150 kgs TPR

Good mornings
10 reps @ 50 kgs
8 reps @ 70 kgs
5 reps @ 90 kgs
3 reps @ 110 kgs
3 reps @ 130 kgs
3 reps @ 150 kgs TPR

1-arm seated rows
10 reps @ plate 12
8 reps @ plate 15

1-arm triceps pushdowns
12 reps @ 15 lbs
12 reps @ 20 lbs
12 reps @ 30 lbs
12 reps @ 35 lbs
8 reps @ 40 lbs

BRINGING some more two-handed movements - including deadlifting - to my routines as of now.

Today felt strong as fuck, and I reckon I had at least another 2 reps in me of that 150 squat. My hip gave me schtick on the first rep but I made a change to my squat form (and slowed down) which seemed to fix it well enough.

I completely fucked up the main lift of one of my trainers tonight. I thought he was building to a single of 272 kilos and put the rack down on the monolift when he came back up. It turned out he was going for at least a double of that immense squat. The rack hit the bar, destabilising him and fucking his second rep. And it could have been a whole lot worse.

The guys I train with, and have been coached by, we see each other every other day. We joke around and have fun in between lifts, but that's paused once someone's holding the bar. It's a sign of respect. Not putting your coach in a wheelchair, that's a sign of respect, too.

I have to get more experience with this kind of assistance, because it can mean someone's spine if I make a mistake this grievous again. What we do is dangerous shit. And I'm just glad that the people I train with have a higher tolerance for incompetence than I have at times.

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