Saturday, March 17, 2012

Training - Squats

Bodyweight - 235  cleaned up the diet again

Squats -

Still a lot of pain in my hip.  Was going to stay at 455 and rep, but there is still too much pain in there.

Pause Squats - 365 x 8 sets of 3

Lunges - 2x20

Notes - I didn't want to get stupid today.  The pause squats feel "ok".  I don't feel good technique wise because I'm favoring that leg and hip now.  Since the pause squats feel ok I will probably just stick with those until the meet and let the chips fall where they may.  That's all I can do for now.  It is what it is.


  1. Excellent blog you have here Paul. Question, I was thinking about tossing in lunges in my routine since I want to add a little more hamstring action and improve my flexibility. What particular benefits have you noticed from lunging? Also do you stay light on the weight for lunges and do you do them with a barbell or dumbbells?

    1. Lunges are pretty awesome for just about everything. Including staying healthy and injury prevention.

      I just go bodyweight. Though I plan on loading them later.

    2. Paul,

      You have had the hip problem for a while. What is the root cause of it? Shouldn't you be fixing that and the symptoms will eventually have to leave?

      I have read your entire blog and love it, but I am afraid that you are going to fall short of your goals because of a failure to attack the root cause of the hip problem. You have attacked the symptom of the pain, but failed to go after the root cause.

      I am not scolding you, but want to see you succeed.

      Thanks again for everything.

    3. Since I've never had this particular injury I don't know what the root cause is. I'm not trying to fix symptoms I'm trying to strengthen any imbalance, stretch, and massage. I don't dull the pain with anything because the pain is what's letting me know the problem is still there.

      I may end up going to see a PT about this before the meet.

  2. you should forget about the squat and do a push pull or a bench only meet..dont tear something just because

    1. I'm seeing my physical therapist this week. I can still walk in and squat 550 no belt on any given day without a second thought.

      600 should be in the bag. If I could get the hip fixed I might still have a shot at 650.