Thursday, March 19, 2009 by Daniel

Strength Cycle, week 3 part 1

Back Squat x 5: 115 - 145 - 165
Back Squat x 21: 120
Bench Press x 5: 115 - 125 - 140
Bench Press x 21: 105
Weighted Pullup (on rings) x 1: 45 - 45 - 45 - 45 - 45

Had a minor breakthrough on the squats tonight. Due (once again) to the midline stabilization series of videos, I focused on tightening my core as much as possible in the squats. It helped. It didn't SOLVE my "good morning" problem, but I think I am making slow progress on that. Let's go to the video:

My hips are still rising proportionally faster than my shoulders out of the hole, particularly on the third and fifth reps. At this rate, I'm not going to fix the issue before the weight gets too heavy for me to rescue it, and I'm going to start failing, I'd guess in three weeks or so. I'm wondering if more practice doing air squats against a wall would help - I'll try and do more of that when I can.

That said, I feel like I AM getting stronger. The bench felt downright easy, and I can remember when this weight would scare the bejeezus out of me. I just wish my squat would hurry up and work.

1 comment:

Maximus Lewin said...

Looks pretty good to me!

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