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New PR


#1

Last night I squated 405 for 5 reps. My new PR. I do not know if this is alot lifting at the YMCA. So is it a good weight for me 5'8" 185lbs?


#2

Good for you! That's my goal also. I'm up to 375 for 5. Any particular program that led you to your PR?

Rick


#3

if its a PR then its good.


#4

No real program. Just 6 sets of squats on leg day. 1st set being warm up. then I do 4 sets of stifflegged deadlifts. 4 sets wide stance(like sumo squats)on hack squat. 3sets leg extentions and 3 sets leg curls(sitting)


#5

Not much feels better than a new PR. Good Job!

Aliica


#6

Your YMCA has a squat rack? Or did you also PR a 5 rep power clean and press?

DI


#7

lol yea it has a squat rack.


#8

What did those squats look like? If there is one exercise i'm skeptical about when I hear about PR's, it's the squat. There is a big difference between 5x405 1/4 squats and 5x405 full squats. I say this because you say you didn't really use any specific program and weights such as that don't just happen by doing this and that in the gym, especially at a bodyweight of 185.


#9

it is alright to be jealous loop.


#10

I am not jealous at all, quite the contrary. If you re-read my post, you'll see that I never said I doubted your lifts, I really did mean the question. I know for different sports a full squat is usually not used. Many sprinters, football players,etc. only use 1/4 or 1/2 squats because of sport specificity. I'm in Olympic Weightlifting, so we use full squats. I was curious as to the type of squats you perform? A PR is always a good thing, like Goldie said, so I didn't mean for you to think I was downplaying that in any way.


#11

Excellent work!


#12

Had a few too many Bloody Marys last night loop sorry dude.
I come down to the point where my knee is almost 90 degrees. 88 degrees anymore then this and I experience pain in my knees.


#13

That's a partial squat, but still a very respectable number. Get some ART done on your knees so you can experience the benefits of full squatting. Plus full squats are healthier for your knees.


#14

So then it's definitely not a full squat.

Either way, good job on your personal best.

Why do you do partials anyway? Any particular reason?


#15

Solo, it's all good if solo's girl rewards you for it!

405 is more than I can do, I should be there by the end of the year and I outweigh you handily.

Nice work man.