I was planning on doing heavy partial squats today, but the cage was being used and I didn't want to try these without the benefit of safeties. I went for lighter back squats to just below parallel instead.
Back squats to 4 risers: 3, 3, 3, 3, 3
135, 155, 175, 185 (2), 185 (2)
Looking back at my training logs, the last time I did this type of back squat was in September 2010 (before I started blogging) and got up to 170lb for 3 reps. That was without risers as a guide, so probably not as low as 4 like today. Because I wasn't planning on doing these today I didn't make a note of my PR beforehand, which I sometimes like to use as a motivation tool (it gives me something to aim for). An increase of 15lb is progress, but that was 6 months ago; more would have been better. If I'd known my old PR I might have pushed myself a bit more, but it's difficult to know for sure now.
50 traveling lunges per leg @ 55s
Every time I drop the dumbbells do 15 air squats and 10 max air jump squats
Time = 20:22
The last time I did this routine with traveling lunges was back in December. (And this was the time before that, with Paul.) My time then was 9:56 using 52.5s, not 55s. Because of the huge time difference, I'm assuming I only did a total of 50 lunges, rather than 50 per leg, which is what I did today. At least I bloody hope so!
Leg extensions 95 x max reps
14, 12, 13
Plenty of stretching afterwards, so hopefully I'll be able to do lots of leg-based conditioning later this week.