Strap in

Today was squat / DL day with a very large emphasis on the DL.  My body just does not feel good squatting.  After 10 reps at 135 and five at 185 I tapped out.  I was feeling pain in my left hamstring and my right quad, just above the knee. Although deadlifts tax my entire body, they aren’t as rough on my knees/hips because the leg angles are much less severe.

I brought my lifting straps today, knowing my forearms/grip were pretty hammered from the Eagle Loop work yesterday.  I racked up some good numbers, highlighted by 4 pulls at 365 pounds and one for good measure at 385.

Today’s Workout

5 minutes cardio/stretching

Barbell squats 135 pounds x 10, 185 pounds x 5

Deadlift 225 x 10, 275 x 5, 315 x 5, 365 x 4*, 385 x 1*, 315 x 8*

Leg extensions – 130 pounds x 12

Prone leg curls – 110 pounds x 10

Standing calf raise – 295 pounds x 8

* – wrist straps utilized

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