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Squats…

May 20, 2010

“Physical Strength is the most important thing in life. This is true whether we want it to be or not. Our strength, more than any other thing we possess, still determines the quality and quantity of our time here in these bodies.” – Mark Rippetoe

Squats are rough under normal circumstances, but when you add a PSMF on top of it… they are down-right brutal.  When you’re at the gym and staring at weight on the bar, you do it.  No questions, just get to work.  If you puke, or pass out, so be it.

If the weight seems light, it is.  I haven’t squatted in a while and was attempting to work up to a max.   I would guess that it’s mostly nervous system, and the next time I’m under the bar the weight will go up quite a bit (unless I’m PSMF’ing then as well…).   I find starting light and going up by quite a bit each set is a good template to work up to a max lift because: 1. you don’t waste time inching up by 10lbs, burning yourself out, 2. if you fail, you can quickly assess whether you are closer to the attempted or the previously made attempt and 3. go big or go home.  Seriously.

Added some weighted chins; it only took one workout to convince me that these need to be a regular part of the arsenal.

Without further ado…

Training:

  1. Z-Health Neural Warmup
  2. Squats – Work up to 1RM (-ish, that is, if you think it’s a 1rm, it probably is.  Perfect form or it’s a fail.)
    • 135 x 5
    • 185 x 3
    • 225 x 3
    • 275 x 3
    • 315 x 2 (the first rep was non-perfect)
    • 365 x FAIL
  3. Squats – 5 x 10 reps @ 135lbs
  4. Chins
    • body weight x 5
    • body weight x 3
    • +45lbs x 3
    • +45lbs x 3
    • bodyweight x 12

AND I’M SPENT…

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