One-Legged-Calf-Raise-2[1]So today I got back to my Smith machine squatting and today I once again struggled with what you would think is normally light weight.  The two reps I did with a 45, 25, and 10 on each side required effort and straining that I used to feel once my dead lift hit 315.  It was so damn tough.  Getting your feet well out in front of you allows you to get so deep into the squat position. It’s a good thing in the big picture as it allows you to get the most benefit from the movement.  However working so hard to push so little weight plays mind games with you.  You definitely need to try to keep your ego in check when working a squat that is at true A2G depth.  The numbers will be small but the pay off should be big.

Today’s Workout

5 minutes cardio/stretching

Smith machine squats – 135 x 10, 185 x 4, 205 x 2, 135 x 10

Seated leg extension with 1 sec pause at top – 90lbs x 12, 110lbs x 10, 150lbs x 8

Seated leg curl – 100 lbs x 10, 120lbs x 10, 140lbs x 8

Standing 1 leg calf raises – 10 reps x 3 sets

60 second wall handstand hold x 2

3 minutes A2G hold