Wednesday, 24 October 2012


Another post-lunch session. The gym was really quiet, which allowed me to feel more relaxed.

Complex: 1 squat clean + 1 front squat + 1 squat clean + 1 front squat
95, 115, 125, 130, 135 (1 sc + 1 fs), 135, 140 (1 sc + 1 fs)

My elbows look too low during the heavier squat cleans, but I think I corrected them for the front squats.


Back squats - 1RM
135 x 5
165 x 3
185 x 1
195 x 1
205 x 1
215 x 1
220 x 0

I chickened out on the last attempt, when I should have just let myself fail. Arse!

Flexin' time!


Paul French said...

The heavier squat cleans were definately iffy, try to only increase the weight as long as you can keep catching the weight properly, don't pull a crossfitter here haha.

I honestly think you would have had 220 if you attempted it, with how 215 looked (which was fine) 220 looked possible. Next time you do heavy back squats use the power cage, set the safetely just below your depth and that'll allow easy failure and allow you to try the heaviest weights without fear.

Common Sense Design said...

I deliberately used bumper plates for the back squats so I could drop them if I failed, which is why I'm a bit pissed I didn't have the guts to at least try!

Paul French said...

Before i forget, try and get out of the habit of using the pad, it's not really necessary and some gyms and all competitions don't even allow them.

Common Sense Design said...

Is that a joke? If it were up to me, I'd be doing box back squats using a sofa! Any more of this crap and I'm going to the Athletic Club! :-)

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