2015-06-11 training log

Had to make another short morning due to schedule.

Got the front squats in. One thing I found myself working on was my chest. I worked to keep it really “inflated” and “up/out”. That made my torso much more solid and the reps came out easier. But it also changed the path of things and felt really strange… today’s form was a bit of a mess. But that’s what I’m working on.

That said, I think the front squats may be something I don’t work up to 20 reps for. All signs from prior reading was that front squats are good up to about 12 reps or so and then so many other things break down and give such that you won’t get the benefit to the legs. Back squats yeah I’ll keep cranking those up to 20 reps per protocol, but fronts I’ll stop around 12. Which I hit today, so I’ll be bumping weight up on that.

Weighed in at 219 this morning. Weight is where it should be for now. Happy to continue eating. 🙂

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 12 (AMRAP)
    • 145 x 6 (50%)
  • Leg Press (350 Method)
    • 275 x 30
    • 275 x 20
    • 275 x 15
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