Monday, May 01, 2006

04/30 ME Squat

Box Squat 135x5, 185x5, 225x5, 275x2, 315x2, 365x1, 405x1, 425x1, 405x3x1
Snatch Grip Deadlift 365x3x4
Band Leg Curls 4x12
Hanging Leg Raises 4x10

This was a decent night, i really worked on my form and definitely see it coming along. Never really realized how much there is to a good squat. I didnt go for a true max attempt tonight as this is the first week of the 2 week mini cycle for this movement. I have found that when i have my exercises set up for two week stints i do much better on the second week if i hit the first week in the 90-95% range, plus i had to do those friggin Snatch Grips DL's which turned out to be killer. I feel my traps this morning like nobodies business. I totally blew off my diet plan and turned my cheat meal into a 1 day cheat....but in the grand scheme i still fell into the 90% rule which if any of you ever heard of John Berardis "Precision Nutrition" program is still alright, now i got to hit it hard this week. My weight is down to around 202lbs as of this morning, around three weeks ago i was around 210 and decided that was it, time to drop. Powerbellies are nice and all but at the end of the day its just fat, and that aint pretty!!! l8r for now...

4 comments:

nhpowerlifter said...

Nice work. I've been having the same issue...I am up 10lbs since January (185 to 195) and am trying to decide what to do. Drop, stay, gain? Is that a 12" box you are still working from?

PowerLifter1974 said...

Hey Rick,
Yeah im still working from the 12 inch box, the 11 inch box was just a bit too low... this height feels pretty good. I also plan on adding in some high box work to get the overload effect and get the soulders accustomed to heavy weights. This workout was made harder via a sunburn i acquired on friday fishing, thats why i had two days between workouts, no fun squatting with a sunburn as you can imagine.

nhpowerlifter said...

Did you go fishing on the NH coast? We used to go to Rye and leave from there early in the morning. Good times. NERB this weekend. I cannot wait.

PowerLifter1974 said...

I just took my canoe to a pond that is next to my work, its was breezy and unsuspecting, whence the burn...i cant wait for this weekend. theres gonna be some strong bastards out, thats for sure...should be fun, i will shoot you an email to confirm plans later....