Monday, August 07, 2006

ME Squat-SSB is here!!

SSB Box Squat (11"Box) 115x5, 155x5, 205x3, 245x3, 295x3, 335x3x2
Rack Pull 405x3x5
Ab Pull Down 100x3x15
Mini Leg Curls 3x20

All is what i can say is holy shit, this bar sucks!!! (in a gonna-make-u-stonger sort of way) I will liken this bar to the Floor Press, i dont like it, but i know it will get me there. I felt like my head was gonna pop off from all the pressure and as i sit here and type my neck and traps are sore as hell from pushing back. I was pretty confident i would be able to go with more weight until around 245 where it started feeling like i was gonna get decapitated. My legs could have easily handled more but my lower back and upper back werent up to snuff. This bar will most definitely deliver on its claims to strengthen your arches as the weight is constantly trying to throw you forward. If you dont arch hard with this bar your gonna end up doing a GM with poor form.....On to the rest of the workout, The rack pulls could have been heavier and i will do so next week, didnt wanna overdo it as i was unsure how my body would handle the new movement of the SSB (see end of post for post workout CNS response) By the end of those i was quite tapped and finished up with some light Ab's and Leg Curls.
So, my post workout response to this new bar was i went upstairs and passed out on the couch, i literally fell asleep on the couch from exhaustion. Pretty weird stuff that i have never had happen before. I awoke to my son, who apparently just woke up from his nap, tapping me on the head asking for apple juice. Thus i rose from my slumber and fetched the young lad a drink. The End.

4 comments:

Jon said...

What's a ssb bar again?

Jon said...

And what other purposes other than building your arch does it serve?

PowerLifter1974 said...

Safety squat Bar, it cambers the weight forward and saves the shoulders a bit as they are not up on the bar like a classic squat, with the weight placed forward like this you must arch hard to keep from being thrown forward. The idea is when you go back to a regular squat the arches will be stronger and you wont lose it in the hole. By the feels of this, it will work....heres a link to a pic:

http://www.newyorkbarbells.com/im-0210.html

PowerLifter1974 said...

can also be used for other things like GM's, JM Presses, Tri ext.....Pretty versatile bar...