2015-04-13 training log

I’m digging this groove. I do hope this is better serving my current goals. I reckon it may… it works me harder than other squat/leg days I’ve had in ages.

Squats were fine. Really working on form, cues, tightness.

Front squats I continue to hate, but it’s because I obviously suck at them. Working hard at keeping upright, and one thing that helps is to keep my head neutral and use that cue of not driving my head back into the bar, but kinda like “sucking” my chin back in, if you will. That’s helping me work to keep upright…. which of course, makes it harder. 🙂

Leg press continues to surprise me because I held out against a high narrow stance for so long, because it limited range of motion. Well sure it does that, but it sure works my quads like I haven’t felt before. Still working my way up with things, but digging it.

And lunges. Actually what got me more out of them today was using weight. Sure it wasn’t much, but like all things start light and work up. I used those pre-weighted barbells since that’s the only way to get 20. Thing is, they force a rather narrow grip so to help alleviate some elbow pain I tried that “eagle claw” grip where you wrap your first 3 fingers around the bar but the pinky goes under. I know that’s not the best way to get a strong grip on the bar (pinky is very important to a strong grip), but no question it helped with my elbows. Interesting for sure.

Inspired by Paul Carter’s methodologies

  • Squats
    • bar x 5
    • bar x 5
    • 115 x 5
    • 145 x 4
    • 175 x 3
    • 225 x 2
    • 250 x 1
    • 215 x 9 (AMRAP)
    • 215 x 5 (50%)
  • Front Squat
    • 105 x 8
    • 105 x 7
    • 105 x 6
  • Leg Press (350-Method)
    • 185 x 20
    • 185 x 18
    • 185 x 15
  • Lunge
    • 20 x 12
    • 20 x 12
    • 20 x 12

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