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Monday, January 07, 2008

Max Effort Squat/Deadlift

It was a fun day today. I like to call these heavy days "Fun". Here's what happened.

Squats - 135lbs/6 reps, 225lbs/6 reps.
*belt on*
Squats - 315lbs/3 reps, 405lbs/1 rep.
*Knee Wraps and Bench*
Bench Squats - 455lbs/1 rep, 475lbs/1 rep.

Heavy Walk Outs - 495lbs/12 seconds, 545lbs/12 sec, 585lbs/12 sec, 605lbs/12 sec.

Knees Up Rack Pulls - 495, 585, 675, 725, 765lbs.

Sit Ups - 20, 10, 10, 10 reps.

Like I said, "FUN". The squats felt really good. The bench I'm using is 16 inches, so it's right about parallel. The 475lbs felt light and I almost went for 2 reps. Walk Outs felt quite solid and I'm sure they will help later on with the heavier squats. The rack pulls went great I bare handed 725lbs but my hands were feeling raw after so I decided to go with straps for 765lbs. When I locked out I felt a "POP" in my right elbow. I'm sure it's nothing because it's not bothering me now. I think it might have been like cracking knuckles. It's just a bit more worrying with 765lbs in your hands. The sit ups felt great and I can feel and increase in strength in my abs.
Tomorrow is speed bench so I'll find out then if I injured my elbow.


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