I'm done with front squats. I always give them a good try when someone better than me suggests them but I always find they either do little or do more harm then good.
18” Front Box Squats
Safety Squat Bar Goodmornings
345x8 PR+3 reps
Underhand Grip Pulldowns (straps)
23 Minutes of Stretching
Comments: Interesting doing front squats instead of pulls. Even though the speed work with front squats felt off for the past three weeks, that cycle always seems to help improve my box squat. I aimed low despite using more weight for the higher box position as last time I did this height, I had all kind of issues. It all felt awful and while I did get my goal for the year on this lift, I passed out twice. Once with 405lbs and again on attempting a double/triple with 365lbs after that. Just not worth it. Back was a bit tight going into ssb gms but I felt better after warming up some. After last week, I knew I could push it some if I got into a groove so very happy to have gotten the extra set for all the reps. I was not thinking when I started pulldowns, which led to extra reps and sets. Despite that, I felt explosive and strong.
Pressing for Power and Development - Charles Coster (1957)
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