I got to the box on Saturday and realized that Jerry was going to let us play with the chains again. There are lots of different science-y reasons for putting the chains on the bar, but I just like how it looks! (And sounds! It sounds pretty badass!) Our workout was
Every 3 minutes complete
2 reps BS @ 80% of 1RM
My 1RM BS is 225. So I took 180 and decided that that would be my working weight for the day. I can assure you that I thought that it would be rather light, I mean, after all, it IS almost 50 lbs less than my 1 RM. However, I failed to factor in that whole 'chains' thing. Oops.
The chains supposedly weigh another 43lbs. Soooooooo did I really just lift my 1RM essentially 12 times? I think so... sorta... I mean... it's not exactly on the bar, but it is on the bar... it sort of trails just a smidge on the ground, then it's not on the ground when you come up... so yes?!? I guess?
I don't know really, but what I DO know is that I felt that fo' sho' the next day.... wooooo! Walking around yesterday at work I thought my arse was going to fall off it hurt so bad! Note to self, do not do so many heavy backsquats in the near future! Zoinks Shaggy!