Wednesday, April 22, 2009

You can do it, put your "back" into it!


You can do it put your back into... put your back into it... sadly, no one else can hear me singing that song, but I'm sure you're all using your imaginations to hear the tune, and see my wicked awesome dance moves.... oh yeah, I was totally just rocking the shopping cart!

But, no for cereal, today really WAS day to put your back into it! We did max X 5 back squats. This was actually only the 2nd time in my life to have back squatted. No for cereal... all the other stuff was on a machine and totally doesn't count. This is only the second time I've free weight back squatted. I have to say, I felt pretty good for the first time in awhile on a strength exercise (Monday not withstanding) and it felt good to try out the movement.

I am definitely feeling those heavy squats in my legs (especially after running stairs at work tonight!) but I just find it so interesting. A squat should be a squat right? Well apparently not. Shift the bar from the front of your shoulders to the back, and you're playing in a whole new league, and there are all new muscles that apparently just aren't worked that way in a front squat or overhead squat. My legs are tired! Here's what my weights looked like...

45X5
75X5
95X5
115X5
135X5
145X5
155X5
165X5
170X5

By the end of this, I totally had shakey leg syndrome. This was a great opportunity for me to lift heavy and go for it! I love working the back squat... :) WOOT for back squats... jerk better be careful... he may have another contender... :P

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Thank you to Sean who reminded me that in the 14 hours that passed between the write up and the workout, my brain had deleted the fact that we did 5's and not 3's... a mind is a terrible thing to waste... geez... what AM I going to be like when I'm 70?

11 comments:

Angela Childress said...

We can't fire you, but how about suspension with pay?

Katie said...

Suspension without pay?!?! Oh NOES!

The Wigan Crossfitter said...

Some great weights there Katie, you are fast becomnig a legend!!

Katie said...

Steve! I was just thinking about you this morning... no really! I was. I was on my way to get some breakfast (a quasi zone friendly omelette and potatoes) and I was like, I wonder what Steve is up to. And lo and behold... here is Steve! So what are you up to Steve?

Sean said...

I thought we were supposed to be doing 5x5's... YOU SKIMPIN' OUT ON THE BACK SQUATS THERE!?!

Katie said...

Haha... no I didn't... I did fives... ooops! This just goes to show that the mind is the first thing to go... me at my old age... no wonder I couldn't remember... no wonder I'm so sore! ha!

Justa said...

Really....only the second time? Great work on those. The back squats hit the posterior chain much more than the front ones do.

Katie said...

Thanks Justa... two days later I'm still totally feeling the burn...

Angela Childress said...

Great Job Katie. I too did the BS... for the second time ever. After Thrusters on Tues, and BS on Wed by legs were done on Thurs and could do no more.

Angela Childress said...

Oops... I lied. I did BS on Mon, Thrusters Tues, and Deadlift Wed. And my legs were done Thurs.

Katie said...

Lying to me Angela? I think that calls for suspension without pay... ;)