9-2-14 – Max Effort SS Yoke Bar Squats

I enjoy yoke bar squats a lot and for several different reasons. Mainly it is because I feel that it forces me to stay solid throughout the whole lift. With the weight being in front of me the yoke bar pulls me forward so there is no room for error when it comes to keeping my chest up and head back. Today I worked up to a heavy single of 260. I think I have lost a little weight because my belt feels a little loose  and I didn’t have the same tightness that I am use to. The weight felt ok but I had difficulties with getting my depth right. I found that when I thought I was hitting parallel I was actually going way below. In the next set when I tried to go higher I slowed down a lot at parallel but still dropped down too low. It wasn’t till my drop set where I able to fully control the weight on the way down and hit the right depth.

Max Effort, Lower Body
SS Yoke Bar Squat
Warm Ups
bar x 10
115 x 5
155 x 5
175 x 5
205 x 3
225 x 3
Working Sets
245 x 1
255 x 1
260 x 1
Down Set
235 x 3
3 x 12 - 225
Step Ups w/ DBs
3 x 10 - 40
Reverse Hypers (no swing)
3 x 12 - 3 plates
Abs - 4 sets
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