Thursday, August 29, 2013

Squat Thursday: That's a Record

warmup w/bands

Squats w/cambered bar
50 kgs x 10
70 kgs x 8
80 kgs x 8
100 kgs x 5
120 kgs x 3
130 kgs x 1
145 kgs x 15 PR

Upper-back lockouts
170 kgs x 20
220 kgs x 15
250 kgs x 12

YEAH, that's an all time new personal record there. Not sure how significant it is, really, but my previous best reps at weights under 200 kilos are typically all under 10 (180 for 6, 170 for 8, 160 for 10... I think), so this represents a possible, minor, increase in strength. Minor. Still really happy as there was no pain, and all gain.

I did an extra set tonight because gym brain. Those blue rubber 15s look exactly the same as those blue rubber 20s, from the perspective of gym brain. But after the lockouts I was literally too worn to need to do anything else! Pull-ups might have been too much as my biceps are good and sore from previous work this week, and my legs were also jelly at this point, so all good.

The final set of lockouts I dropped back to 250 from 260, as my ROM last week was not great. Tonight, much better. Anyway, time to rest and prepare for events training saturday. That means time to eat. A lot.

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