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Guys were in the 3 squat racks in my new gym (more to com on this) so I did a few sets of legs curls and some extra hip activation stuff
10xbar 10x95 10x135 working: 3x135 3x155 8x175
10xbar 10x135 10x155 10x155 10x175
10x100 10x110 10x110 10x120
Seated calves 4x10
So to start, I found out yesterday the gym I joined less then a month ago is being closed by today, Oct 16th and my membership was transferred to another gym. I was heated. I wanted nothing to do with this. Grumpy old man syndrome set in. Slept on it and went in to the new gym today. I'm now damn happy with the change. This place has a dedicated leg room with 3 squat racks, chains, shit tons of weight, a few leg press machines, AND CHALK USE IS ENCOURAGED. The owner is a damn cool guy along with his partners. Of course they have all the cardio amenities, TRX stuff, spin classes etc. Also seems like a few big, strong dudes work out there from what I saw today and the females are definately an improvement ont he ones at the old gym. All in all, damn happy this happened. Gotta keep grumpy old man in check more.
Second big thing was I watched a ton of Mark Ripptoe videos on youtube, and really listened to what he was saying. Realized my squat form was and probably is shit, but I'm making improvements. My feet were too close together, my feet were not pointed out much before, I was lifting with my chest pushing up not my hips. So today I really focused on these things. Lifting my butt up first and keeping solid form on the back. The weight today felt so damn light doing the reps. It is amazing what focusing a little on technique can do for the transition to strength. So I'm damn stoked about this and need to keep working on my form. The strength will come as long as I stay focused.
I'm probably going to buy his "Starting Strength" book in the next few days so I can get some more insights. Anyone have any input on if this is the book to help me re-program my form and technique? Is there another book that would be more beneficial?