SUPER SETS (squat - core)
GIANT SETS (squat - shrug - core)
SSB box squats:
Dip bar leg raise:
GIANT SETS (calves - shins - hamstrings)
Band shin pulls:
Band hamstring curls:
If my legs were feeling beat up yesterday, I might as well have been an amputee candidate this morning. All around my knees I have the strangest sensation and soreness, like there’s fluid built up being pushed around when they bend and flex, but they’re not swollen. My achilles were basically frozen when I got out of bed and took a few steps to loosen up. To say I was walking like a reject is an understatement.
About an hour later, none of that mattered, as I found myself hauling ass chasing my in-laws dog down some train tracks for about half a mile. He got spooked by the fireworks last night and took off, went missing for 13 hours. FIL finally called for help this morning after spending the whole night looking with a headlamp, and I happened to see him down some tracks a few miles from their house as I was driving by. Hopped out of the car and tried getting him to come to me, but I think he was too far to realize it was me calling so he kept trotting away. Told myself not to lose sight of that dog and just took off after him, eventually corralled him in a random driveway and got him home safe. Legs felt way better after that.
Fast forward a few hours, legs are wonky again, but I have one of the strongest squat workouts I’ve ever had. Getting a full ROM during warmups was troublesome, and pacing around between sets was questionable, but the weights were flying today. The body is a weird thing. No rest on that last giant set, just trying to focus on the stretch and squeeze to get blood going in these areas to promote healing.