Today I did barbell squats for the first time in a long time. I wouldn’t be surprised if it has been a couple months due to a combo of my lengthy illness and lack of squat rack availability when I am there. As I would expect, I felt uncomfortable and awkward under the bar, which I always feel to some degree. My body just is not made for squatting. I was conservative, going no higher than 185 pounds which will be plenty to activate a fresh round of lower body soreness this week. I managed to keep all of the weight plates from hitting the floor today, a major win.
I really do not enjoy doing leg curl movements with higher amounts of weight. The pad that is located right near the ankle causes intense burning sensations in my left leg/foot when I start trying to rep at bigger numbers.
5 minutes cardio/stretching
Barbell squat – 135lbs x 10, 185lbs x 5, 185lbs x 5, 185lbs x 5
Seated leg extension – 100lbs x 12, 130lbs x 10, 160lbs x 4
Seated leg curl – 100lbs x 10, 130lbs x 10, 145lbs x 5
Standing calf raise – 205lbs x 10, 250lbs x 10, 295lbs x 8