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Thursday, June 11, 2015

Squats and Tire Deadlifts

Still getting ready for the competition on June 20th I wanted to Squat with a wide grip. I was very pleased with the results.

Warm Up
Leg Swings and Stretching.
Squats - 20kg/6 reps, 20kg/6 reps, 65kg/6 reps, 65kg/6 reps, 105kg/4 reps, 105kg/4 reps, 145kg/1 rep, 145kg/1 rep.

Power Phase
Squats (with belt and knee sleeves) - 2 sets/1 rep/185kg, 1 set/1 rep/200kg.

Pump Phase
Squats - 3 sets/6 reps/135lbs, 3 sets/6 reps/135lbs + light bands.

The wide grip allowed me to drop my elbows and keep a better chest out / head up position. This competition is gonna be good.

Out in the garage today I enjoyed some Deadlifts. The floor in my garage sounds hollow under it so I wanted to protect it and not go through it. As I tried before my wife's winter tires and rims fit nicely on the two inch diameter Olympic bar. The soft tire did the trick and I was able to pull/ The only problem is that the tires are a larger diameter than the plates and the bar sits about 3 inches higher than legal. Oh well, the pulling was AWESOME!!!

Tire Deadlifts - 315lbs/4 reps, 315lbs/4 reps, 405lbs/3 reps, 495lbs/1 rep, 585lbs/1 rep.

I will have fun playing with the tires again for sure.


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