Today was short and sweet – a “jack shit” day because I got started late and had to be somewhere early.
That said, the work up went well. The new setup (over the 5th eyelet of my shoe; following a more Starting Strength-like setup a la Alan Thrall) is actually working quite well.
First, I am feeling a LOT of loading of the glutes and hams, more than ever. It still feels very strange to me because it feels like I have zero bend in my legs and that my legs (well, quads) aren’t doing much at all — there’s not as much “push with the legs” going on. But that’s just my body, the length of my parts (lower leg, femur, torso, arms, etc.), and how it all comes in.
But it does feel a LOT better. The pull feels better, stronger. Just still unfamiliar since it’s a new approach. But I am truly digging it.
I worked up to 4 reps and that was good. It’s a rep PR. I started on 5 but opted to shut it down and leave it in the tank.
Wished I could have dne the down sets, but I had to get going. I am looking forward to continuing working with this new setup.
- 175 x 5
- 220 x 5
- 265 x 3
- 330 x 5
- 375 x 3
- 420 x 4 (4 rep PR)