2 weeks ago was my rest week. This past week unfortunately I got sick and that put me out of commission until this Saturday. Since I am trying to lose weight I changed up the reps and sets. Saturday (3/5/16) was leg day:
Sumo deadlift with axle: 215x3,265x3,315x3,335x1,315x3,265x3
Atlas Stones: 100x3,135x3,155x3,170x3,200x3,220x1
Paused SLDL: 135x5x5
FunnySquatIInvented = 100lb bag x goofing around.
Back Extension = BWx10,8,6,6
Since this was my first day back and I had been sick I felt under the weather. Overall I think I did ok given that I had a hacking cough, a headache, and felt light headed, on top of a calorie deficit.
1) The sumo deadlift was much more comfortable on my lower back. With some practice I think I can get my form down and pull some serious weight. The axle as usual made it a real challenge. At 265 I was still using double overhand. I cant remember if I got to 315 with double overhand.
2) Even though the atlas stones feel really good when I lift, after words my back is killing me. Im not sure why this is the case, but I will be using front squats for now to give my back a break.
3)The paused SLDL was really cool. At the bottom of the lift (just below the knees when my back stays arched) I hold the position for about 3 seconds and come up. My hamstrings are still sore 2 days later.
4)The funny squats I invented are something I thought of awhile ago but did not bother to try seriously until today. These are hard to explain and require a lot of flexibility in the lower body. Basically you start at the bottom on your knees and tip toes bear hugging a weight to your chest. You then stand up from your toes onto your feet. It is very demanding on the quads. I will make a video illustrating the exercise.