2016-03-05 training log

Yeah, I could come to like front squats.

The goal today wasn’t so much to crank out more fronts, but to try to keep dialing in technique. The two big things are to just drop straight down instead of sitting back, and then to keep the torso really up, tight, lead with the chest. In that, do not lean the head back, just draw the chin in. It’s a little hard when the bar is across your throat (I’m using the “bodybuilder” technique of resting the bar on your delts and arms crossed over it, instead of using the “clean rack” position), but that’s what I want to keep working on. Still, I get some work out of it like I haven’t felt before. I’m not sure more than 8 reps a set would do me any good, but for sure slowly getting up there in reps puts some work into me. I really am digging it.

Opted to do RDL’s instead of stiff-legs. I feel a get a little more out of them, but again another place where I want to keep brushing up on technique to ensure I’m truly getting the most out of the movement.

Other notes: leg presses ended in strip sets, and extensions/curls were superset with focus on squeeze at the top and slow eccentric.

  • Front Squat
    • bar x 5
    • bar x 5
    • 95 x 5
    • 125 x 4
    • 155 x 3
    • 185 x 2
    • 215 x 1
    • 165 x 6
    • 165 x 6
    • 165 x 6
  • Romanian Deadlifts
    • 185 x 8
    • 225 x 8
    • 225 x 8
  • Leg Press
    • 225 x 10
    • 315 x 10
    • 365 x 10 (then strip set….)
    • 315 x 7 (strip)
    • 275 x 7 (strip)
    • 225 x 7 (strip)
  • Leg Extensions
    • 55 x 12
    • 55 x 12
    • 55 x 12
  • Leg Curls (superset with extensions
    • 25 x 12
    • 25 x 12
    • 25 x 12

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