MD_345_-223[1]This was the first Tuesday in awhile where I didn’t have any contention for the squat rack at the gym.  My squat numbers were weak but I also was trying to go deeper than ever before, trying to utilize the added flexibility from all of the A2G holds I have been doing.

What I found is I felt significantly weaker trying to start the upward movement from a lower squat position which is to be expected.  For now I will just deal with bad numbers for higher real world benefit from the movement.

My dead lifting went ok but my grip felt like the weak point.  My forearms felt stretched out ahead of time.  Even pulling 275 lbs overhand I had to stop and regrip after rep 4.  Chalk would definitely help but that isn’t something my gym smiles upon.

Today’s Workout

5 minutes cardio/stretching

10 high pull ups

10 near A2G barbell squats with just the bar

Barbell squat 135lbs x 12, 185lbs x 5, 205lbs x 2 (below parallel thigh depth)

Deadlift – 225lbs x 10, 275lbs x 5, 325lbs x 5, 345lbs x 3

Seated leg extension with 1 second pause at top – 130lbs x 12

Seated leg curl – 130lbs x 12