ninecrashI was not looking forward to doing lower body today.  My Ninebot One training has left me with a contusion on my left hip, an inflamed left ankle, a slightly sprained right ankle, a jammed right wrist, and various bruises and brush burns on my legs from the knee down.  I don’t list these things for sympathy as they are entirely of my own doing.  It’s just an FYI as to why leg day, which I normally dislike anyway, had an extra big dosage of dread this week.

I got under the bar for squats today.  Instead of doing multiple sets of 8 reps at 185 lbs I ventured higher in the weight totals for the first time in quite awhile.  My rep numbers could probably have been a little higher at each weight level but I was conservative. I did at least make sure to get some decent depth, even at 225lbs. Of course my lower body hurt during the entire session but nothing debilitating.  I did shut seated leg curls down after two sets because of an uncomfortable pulling sensation I was feeling inside the left knee.

Today’s Workout

5 minutes cardio/stretching

18 pull ups

Barbell squat – 135lbs x 10, 185lbs x 8, 205lbs x 4, 225lbs x 1

Seated leg curl – 115lbs x 10, 130lbs x 10

Seated leg extension – 115lbs x 10, 130lbs x 10

Standing calf raise – 220lbs x 10, 295lbs x 10

15 pull ups