Bodyweight - 260
Front Squats -
4" Block elevated stiff legs -
Lunges - bodyx50 total
Notes - Yet another PR. Obviously my programming and phases do not work very well.
Hey Paul, with your front squats: do you prefer to squat with an almost mimicked low bar bank angle, or this just due to the heavy weight? I know a lot of guys try and stay as upright as possible, but the depth is there, as is your lower back form. Just wondering for as a reference. Thanks. And also, it's great you lift in street clothes. Nothing better than a guy squatting and pressing major wheels in his normal threads, especially when you rock the chain wallet!ReplyDelete
I just squat it man. I squat it similar to my back squat, yeah.Delete
There's a guy over here who does them deficit stiff legs and everyone calls them "back snaps" but luckily he is iron backReplyDelete
Nice Paul, looking strong. Not sure if you've seen this yet but Ed Coan has a youtube channel and a website where he does weekly Q&A's.ReplyDelete
Check it out mayne: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KdEo4C2WBZk
That's the first I saw that kind of front squat rack position... I like it so I'll have to steal it. I have problems with the Oly style set up, and not a fan of the crossed arms approach either. That looks quite workable.ReplyDelete
Given that you did the short Cycle and got pretty banged up at the meet and you are still making PRs, what modifications would you make to the cycle to peak higher come meet time? I'm in week 7 of the LRB Strong 15 9wk peak for a comp 3rd week of JuneReplyDelete
Nothing. The short cycle worked awesome.Delete
All I had to do was pick my attempts better and could have gone 640/430/675. I just didn't do a good job there because the groin threw me off.
I'm in week 5 of Strong 15. I'm going to do my first meet October 19. After I finish the Strong 15 I'm planning on doing the Pause Squat only cycle and using the same progression on the deadlift as the first 2 phases of the Strong 15. After that I plan on using the Short Strong 15 cycle leading up to the meet. Thoughts?ReplyDelete
Go for it.Delete
Reasoning on the sets of 3 for the front squat and deficit pulls?ReplyDelete
I've been doing 3 sets of 8 front squats and rack pulls. Thinking my legs need to just get used to doing more reps. Also i fucking hate front squats, so i figure i should do em until i like them. And honestly just hoping the rack pulls will help my lockout.
But curious why you do 3 versus more reps
I like triples for deads a lot. I find more than 3 and I start to grind more than I'd like. With 3 I can still find that balance of "heavy" and "fast".Delete