12-23-13 – Squats (sets of 5)

Today I was able to train in the morning before we opened HPF. It was a good session. I warmed up, foam rolled and stretched my hips really well. My body seems to be really tight in the morning so I make sure that I am mobile be able to get to proper depth in my squats. Today’s session seemed to go smoothly because my lovely wife was there with me and worked the monolift for me. I saved a good amount of energy by not having to walk the weight back, which is always a plus.

During my working sets I was doing the best I could to keep my body tight. Pushing my abs against my belt really helped. On a couple of my reps I dive-bombed my rep and hit the hole with no tightness whatsoever. Doing that put a lot of pressure on my hips so I knew I couldn’t let that happen again. From that point on I applied pressure on the outside of my feet to keep my knees out and my legs tight. The last few reps of the last set came up a little slower than planned but I was still able to maintain a good position. I feel my lower back needs some work so I put front squats in for this training cycle. We’ll see how it goes.  Good session this morning!

Warm Ups
2 x 10 - 45
3 x 5 - 135, 245, 275
x 3 - 300
Working Sets
5 x 5 - 330, 360, 390, 420, 450
Front Squats w/ harness 4 x 5 - 185
Stability Ball Leg Curls 3 x 10
Glute/Ham Raises 3 x 10
Reverse Hypers 4 x 10 - 140
Standing Abs 3 x 20 - Grey Band