Monday, January 18, 2010

Back at it with Back Squats!

Back Squats 5x3
Looked like this 45, 75, 125, 135, 140, 150 (1)

I last back squated on November 4th, almost a solid 3 months ago.  I was trying to hit my previous PR of 150x3, but I knew that: 1) I haven't worked hard enough to maintain it, and 2) I haven't worked hard enough to DESERVE  it.

Once I got past that in my head I decided to just do the best I could today.  I was working on a smith machine and, well, I did not have my usual spotters, 0515 encouragement, nor Jerry taking photos of early morning squat face...needless to say, I'm finding it hard to find the intensity I need to really push hard.

140lbs  for 3 was actually pretty easy.  I hit 150 for 1 and it was strong.  I should have gone for two more, but without spotters, no where to dump it, and no intensity, it wasn't worth it.

Afterwards, Chip and I worked pullups.  I have nowhere to do a true kipping pullup, but I worked the strict on roman chair like thing.  I started in a strict position, did a mini kip with my hips then got up there.  I did that for 15 reps--or failure. 

Then WOD #3:
25 Kettlebell swings (35lbs)
20 situps (full sit ups)
15 burpees
Chip beat me, that's all that really matters.  I should've smoked him...but again...I must find the intensity.

Looking forward to hitting another WOD tomorrow!


Sean said...


Sean said...

Copy & Paste!