Thursday, January 10, 2013

Training - Light Squats

Bodyweight - 248

Leg Ext -

Making some progress here.

Fronts -

Squats -

Notes - Ok so the adductor still feels a little poor, so I had to "muscle" everything to keep it from firing.  I don't know if that makes sense, but I can squat, and basically not bring the adductors into play as much and switch to quads if I concentrate on it.  Yes yes, I know the adductors still stretch however my "normal" squat lets me stretch them out more and fire harder out of the hole.  Tonight I had to "quad" it more.

I haven't done any "back" squats for a while, and 325 felt heavy on my back.  Yes, that's pathetic, but the neat thing was, the fronts make the concentric portion look like an empty bar.  Yes, it's 325 but I can already tell a difference in the way my squat feels from all the fronts I have been doing.  Which is nice.

The fronts will stay a staple.  Tomorrow I will lay out some of the ideas I have been toying with a little further, and show you how this week and next week lays out.  I think you will find it interesting.


  1. front squats are one of my favorite lifts. dont think alot of people give utilise them enough.

    1. I have REALLY began to love them. And I know it's going to pay off.

  2. Paul,

    First off, love the site. About 6 weeks off of a back injury I started using the front squat 1x a week to keep my low back in a better position. When I felt comfortable I went to 2x a week and then started following it up with a set or 2 of back squats on the first day. I am still early in the process, working my weight up slowly on the back squats and slowly increasing weight and volume in the fronts, but I get the same feeling you mention. Back squats feel great after the fronts.

    The new shirt kicks ass. Keep up the great work you're doing. It is greatly appreciated.

    1. Yes. this is the first time I've REALLY been consistent with my front squatting and it makes back squats feel SUPER strong out of the hole.