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Monday, April 11, 2011


Today was my first day doing squats in the Doug Hepburn program. Same as with the other days, I felt like I could have done more during the work out. Now after an hour has past I'm starting to feel. Doing the power sets before the pump sets really hits not only the muscles but the CNS.

Warm Up
Squats - 135lbs/6 reps.
Squats - 135lbs/6 reps, 225lbs/6 reps.

Power Sets
Squats - 6 sets/1 rep/335lbs (belt only).
All sets on 5 minutes.

Pump Sets
Squats - 5 sets/3 reps/275lbs, 1 set/4 reps/275lbs.
All sets on 2 minutes.

Core Work
Stability Ball Sit Ups - 3 sets/20 reps (last set with 25lbs plate).
Broom Handle Twists - 3 sets/30 reps.

Another great work out. The only gear I wear during the work out is my belt and squat shoes. These work outs are all about building strength so using too much gear/help would be counter productive. Tomorrow is bench press.


1 comment:

McLifter said...

Try ditching the belt too. That is if you feel you can. It helps in the long run. However, build yourself up to this so there are no problems.
Then, when you need the belt e.g. - when you go over 500# you can get more out of yourself.