2015-05-28 training log

Don’t know what to make of today.

My head was elsewhere… just some things about life. So I wasn’t into things. But even still, I thought the session was generaly OK.

When front squatting, I’m trying to work on technique, but I was focusing so much on upright that I totally missed depth. Rather, I was hitting too much depth, going WAY below parallel. I noticed that what feels normal depth from all the back squatting, that same feeling is WAY deep for front squats; I have to feel like I’m cutting depth really short and THAT is parallel for front squats. Well… I was going WAY deep, which I noticed because everything felt normal (bad sign) and then I only hit 10 on the AMRAP set before I started falling forward and losing the bar. I videoed the 50% set and sure enough I was WAY down in the hole… which of course isn’t horrible, but isn’t really what I want.

So is this progress?

In a way, yes, because I hit the same reps as last week but doing something harder. But I don’t like it because it wasn’t more reps (plain and simple) AND because I was slipping on technique. But then, I was trying to work on fixing upper-body issues and well… you can only focus on so much. So… whatever. It was what it was; learn from it, move on.

Leg presses then certainly went up in weight, and oddly hit almost the same reps as last week (just a couple shy). I’ll stay at this weight tho and really crank out more reps before I go up again. But taking the narrower “higher” stance is really doing a number on my quads. I dig it.

And lunges… I just hate them. 😉

So, despite being out of it, it wasn’t a bad session.

Oh, and I’m STILL at 217 lbs. Been almost 2 weeks at this weight, so… i can haz moar füd now? plez, Nick? 🙂

Based on Paul Carter’s “Guaranteed Muscle Mass” article.

  • Front Squat
    • bar x 5
    • bar x 5
    • 85 x 5
    • 105 x 4
    • 135 x 3
    • 155 x 2
    • 175 x 1
    • 145 x 10 (AMRAP)
    • 145 x 6 (50%)
  • Leg Press (350 Method)
    • 275 x 20
    • 275 x 18
    • 275 x 15
  • Lunge
    • 45 x 12
    • 45 x 12
    • 45 x 12
    • 45 x 10
    • 45 x 10

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