Tuesday, May 15, 2007

05/14/07 ME Squat

SSB Low Box Squat 225x5, 275x3, 315x2, 360x1, 405x1, 460x1PR, 475x1PR
SLDL 365x4x4
EDT 10 Min PR ZOne 1
AB Pulldowns 100x5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5
Calf Raises 245x5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5

Well I am quite happy with tonight, I set a goal and hit it. Good Stuff. I had it set in my mind that 475 would fall on the Safety Squat Bar Low Box Squat. My previous best was 455.

Now, working up the 460 went nicely,better than expected, so the confidence went up. However, upon unracking the 475, I hit the rack and had to calm the bar down a bit before starting. So as I was standing there the negative thoughts came to town, bull headed as I am I continued.

Off the box I was fast and hit the top portion of the lift and my back rounded over, I felt a black out coming on so I forced the sucker up and somehow racked it (dont really remember this part). Surprisingly the top part turned out to be the grinder of the lift, its usually right out of the hole for me, so I guess thats good. Now I got to hit the upper back more, good to know!!

Straight Leg Deadlifts were brutal and a foray from the routine. I originally had 5x4 planned, but much like last week was too wiped to do them all, so 4x4 made a visit.

My abs were burning by the end of EDT. I think next time I do this cycle I will have to plan the KB Front Swinging accordingly, I did these the day before ME Squat/DL Day. These require the AB's to fire and stabilize the torso which essentially pre-exhausts my core. I either have to move this movement or have a day of rest between. And now that I think about it, this could have contributed to the Rounding on the SSB....Hmmm....Very interesting.....enough banter

Keep it Dark, Keep it Heavy.......


Michael said...

Sweet workout! That's some strong box squatting! What do you think the carryover will be to your regular squat? I remember how sore my quads would get from the ssb. Keep at it bro.

Powerlifter1974 said...

Thanks Mike,

Not sure what the carry over is, I hope its pretty good...I should have a ME RAW squat night coming up soon, guess I can find out there...