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Heavy Squat

Posted in Uncategorized by Mike on January 27, 2006

Did the gym last night. Honestly when I came up with the idea of lift one night then run the next, it was with the idea of a break between my running night and my lift night. This week, due to calendar issues, I’m lifting Tues-Fri. So I was a little unsure how I would feel about that.

Sqaut- warmup, 405X3 (my previous 1RM), 425X2 PR,
Calf raise – 2X8 425
Straight legged deadlift 3X6 225
Zercher 2X8 135 (learning the lift)
rack pulls for time – 315 10sec, 15, 20

That’s really the bulk of it. I have no idea why but I knew before I ever got home from work that if I squatted today, I would load 405 on the bar and do it more than once and that I could go up from that. I felt god even after my 425. I figure a conservative estimate is that is is 95% of my 1RM. I’m not willing to test it on these squat racks. I pretty much blame the whole thing on thos Yoke Walks I have bee doing with Luke.
I would really like to be able to do more bottom squats but I can’t set it up on these squat racks because the hooks and safety catches are not adjustable. I still tend to raise my butt first which leaves me to half good morning the weight. I don’t think that much weight is a good thing to do that with. I need to refine my form a bit.

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