Tuesday, August 15, 2006

08/14 ME Squat

SSB Box Squat 115x8, 155x5, 205x3, 245x3, 295x3, 335x3x3
Rack Pull 455x3x5
Wood Chops with Mini's 3x12
KB SL Swings (outside of legs) 33x3x10

This was a most excellent workout. The SSB kicked my ass yet again, but i did feel stronger with it. It kinda hurt to do these as my neck (and Body) was still sore from thrashing around the other night at my gig. I went nuts on stage and always pay the price the following few days....fun stuff though, the gig went extremely well and my bass was sounding like the Voice of Doom!!! Anyway, this is a powerlifting blog right? So anyway, i figure to leave in the SSB for a bit longer but will vary the box height. I will go one more week with the current height, deload for a week, then bring it up above parallel and go for another 3 week phase before going back to the straight bar. I'm hoping to see the results that i read most people get with this thing which will obviously be a bigger squat but also a bigger DL. On a side note the rack pulls were all easy until the last rep of each set, then i was gassed and my lower back would get pumped like a 5 dollar hooker. All around it was a good session and lasted a mere 50 minutes, probably the reason for the lower back pump, when i move fast like this that generally tends to happen...so that about wraps it up, nobody like to hear about abs or hamstrings when it involves girly weights.....until next time, Eat Prunes and be a regular guy!!!


rawpowerlift said...

what are woodchops?

and secondly, rack pulls are new for me. at this point, i definitely feel like i can pull more from the floor than from the rack. is that normal?

PowerLifter1974 said...

Just simulate chopping down a tree, you can do these from a top angle or from the bottom up and it will hit the obliques. Reminds of when i was younger up in the woods of Maine...Rack pulls defnitely feel stronger from certain points. Depending on the height and you natural sticking point. Setting the pins at your sticking point might be a bit different. i set mine right below the kneecaps (a.k.a My sticking point) and this shit fries my lower back.....Different strokes Willis!!

Kris said...

Hey, what's up with Voice of Doom not having everything to do with powerlifting? In my book, powerlifting and the Voice of Doom are one. What kind of band do you play in, got any demos somewhere?

PowerLifter1974 said...

Hey Kris, You are quite right, the Voice of Doom should be ever-present, i will work on that. As far as Demo's, lemme see what i got, if i can find anything satifactory i will shoot you a couple...Style of musci for the cover band is alternative rock, AIC, Days of the New, Weezer, Red Hot Chili Peppers etc....Originals.....Heavy!!!

Kris said...

Cool, would definitively be interested in hearing some of your stuff.