I made it through my first day of training posterior chain in the am with 5 x 5 Deadlift, Goodmornings, and GHR. This evening I planned on 5 x 5 Front Squat, lunges, and explosive squats and while I did complete my evening session, my squatting weights were not enough to stimulate the quadriceps thoroughly. I was getting stapled at the bottom of my front squats with only 235 lbs; stapled is a slight exageration but you catch the drift. I couldn't move enough weight to thoroughly hit my quads because my hams/glutes were fried. Was thinking about switching out my front squats with quarter squats so I can really emphasize the quads in the evening; what do you guys think? Any other good quadriceps movements? I may implement the violent variations movement that CT introduced in a recent article eventually, but I lack the flexibility to fully utilize it at this point. BTW, I will not be switching my priorities, ie, train quads in the morning and posterior chain in the evening. Have always been quad dominant. Also had a PR of 5 reps at 365 today. Could pull more but my left hand could no longer bare the strain.
My deadlift/squat form is horrendous. I have read the various articles posted thus far; but try as I might, and no matter how I setup the bar doesn't seem to ever touch my shins. Upon thinking about this it is obvious that my form is mechanically inefficient and I should be pulling atleast 405 for 5(or in the ballpark). So not only am I producing a longer lever arm thus less mechanical advantage, but I have a hard time leaning back away from the bar and using my weight to aide in the lift as well. I just feel like I am going topple over; so I am almost certain that my shoulders are forward of the bar. I can envision what should be happening but its not happening. Next tuesday I am going to have somebody let me know the relative distance the bar travels from my shin, and the relative path of the bar on the ascent. If this doesn't help I will probably post a series of stills for some of you gurus to analyze. If anyone has encountered this problem and has some useful info/.advice I would appreciate it.
Man would I enjoy smacking the guy curling 65 pounds for ten sets of ten in the squat rack...there are even preloaded barbells weighing from 25-115 pounds in increments of 5 within five feet of the squat rack. It boggles the mind. T-mag should sell T-shirts that discourage such behavior, but in a humorous fashion...I would buy it.