Tuesday, March 14, 2006

03/13 ME Squat

Manta Ray Box Squat 135x3, 185x3, 225x3, 275x3, 315x2, 365x1, 405x1PR
Manta Ray Box Squat(Down Sets)365x3x2
KB Swing Throughs 85x4x8
Weighted Sit-Ups (from Decline) 25x3x12

Pretty good night considering, i spent the day home with my sick son, he had some kind virus....Puking, crapping etc.....so i pretty much sat around all day and did nothing. Made it hard to get motivated come lifting time. Made a deal with myself that if i break my previous 400 on the manta Rays i would treat myself to some downsets at 90%. Well i got the 405 and proceed to the downsets which were pretty brutal. Im not sure what it is with this attachment but it seems to make the box squat way harder than regular, it doesnt seem right that a slightly higher bar placement would cause this much distress. Anyway, part of my thinking was that with the added volume on this movement that next time (in 2 weeks) i should be able to blow away this weeks PR, stay tuned for that one.....The rest was kind of ho-hum, had to stop short to get upstairs for "24". I plan on doing the old farmers walk upstairs and some Oblique work tonight as a sort of Feeder workout, a the walks were fun last time i did them. Gotta scram for now, got a dentist appointment to get the old chompers cleaned..........


John McDonald said...

We have a Manta-Ray at our gym. I have never used it though.
Is there much of a difference between using the Manta-Ray and a just plain old high bar placement (letting the bar sit on top of your traps)?
405 is a nice box squat regardless... did you use a close stance?

PowerLifter1974 said...

i use a wide stance and am still trying to widen it a bit. This thing feels different than a high bar placement, doesnt feel like your neck is wrenched, this thing definitely changes the center of gravity for the bar though, hard to describe.....