09/13/18— squat session
I’m really amazed at how far I’ve progressed in squat battling hammy issues along the way, to reach a point where I’m finding my self doing multiple sets over 300 every workout. I realize this is not heavy to some lifters but to a 44yr old that started squatting just over a year ago…it’s heavy to me.
275x5 (some weird calf/ knee sensation)
275x5 (comes and goes on walk out being careful)
275x5 (whew made it through the sets)
Had a nice lower back pump now.
Wide leg press
3 plates 2 quarters loaded with bands
Reverse hypers on the bench
X20 (with a band : pure monkey and football moment)
X20 lower back feeling much nicer now
Standing Banded abs crunch
I’m beginning to be concerned about spinal loading and the way my lower back feels after heavy squats and deads. I have been using a cheap belt (is a heavy fabric belt with velcro) on my top squat sets and deads. I worked in it in my volume tonight. It does make bracing lazier…easier. I think it’s time to buy myself a belt that is mine and more ridged.
I didn’t want to squat heavy tonight but the weight loads moved well and were not difficult. I had 3-5 more reps of 345 if I wanted to push deep. I like this holding back and being recovered before the next workout