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Sunday, January 09, 2011

Max Effort Squats + Chains

I impressed myself today. It's been some time since I've squatted in full gear. Obviously there's muscle memory because I put up some impressive numbers. Here's the damage.

Warm Up - 5 minutes Stationary Bike.
Stretching and Dynamic Jumps.
Warm Up Squats - 135lbs/6 reps, 135lbs/6 reps, 225lbs/6 reps, 315lbs/3 reps, 405lbs/3 reps (suit bottoms).
Working Squat Sets
455lbs/3 reps (full gear straps down),
455lbs/2 reps + 110lbs chain (full gear),
495lbs/3 reps (full gear),
495lbs/2 reps + 110lbs chain (full gear).
Cool Down - 10 minutes Stationary Bike.

I'm bad, I didn't do abs. I'll hit them double tomorrow. The 495lbs for a triple felt really light. I could have done 4 even 5 reps. Today's work out gives me the confidence to try 585lbs later. I'm sure I'll have no problem with it. Right now I'm buzzing off of the adrenaline high.


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