Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Front squats 1-1-1-1-1-1-1

After last night I got up early this morning to hit CF at my normal time. I rolled out of bed at 4:30 and scurried my behind to CFOT. I was stoked to see that today was a strength day. After the pull-ups tore my hands to crap last night, I was hoping we'd stay off the bar today, so I was happy that today was a front squat day. We've been doing lots of 3-3-3-3-3 so I was even more interested to see that today was a max day. Soooo, I busted out the squat rack (woot for squat racks!) and I got jiggy with it. (Yeah, word, I said jiggy with it. What are you gonna do about it?)

I started low to get some good warm-ups in and then ramped up from there.

35 X 10
55 X 5
85 X 5
115 X 1
135 X 1
155 X 1
160 X 1
165 X 1
170 X 1 (F)

By the time I got to 170 I had the jiggly leg syndrome. You know, where your legs wiggle and jiggle and you know you're not going to get anything up. Sooo, next time, note to self, I'm going to jump from 155 up to 170. The gaming of a strength day is critical I'm learning. Ramping up too slow causes me to get jiggly leg syndrome before I can get up my true max. I think gaming the strength days is key. I'm learning this slowly. :P (In case you haven't noticed, I can be a bit dense sometimes. :P ) I think tomorrow may be a rest day... I've been on for three days straight, but we'll see. It all depends on my hand. It hurts like a biotch and if we get on the bars tomorrow I'm done. It's going to bleed and I'm not going to be happy. Soooooo... we'll see.

1 comment:

Cara said...

Damn - max singles! Sad I missed it! Ah well, I'll be in tomorrow :-)