Rough day outside of training.
18" Safety Squat Bar Box Squats w/3 Mini Bands
Add Bands (+40lbs)
Add Bands (+80lbs)
Add Bands (+120lbs)
36 Minutes of Stretching
Comments: Knees felt a little achy warming up. Not used to doing that high of reps for the warm-up but it made my knees feel better. I tend to feel a slight pain in my left hip/lower back. I tend to get that when I’m warming up with the ssb. Put on a belt after 305lbs. Not sure what it is, hard to describe, but the weight feels easier/lighter when I really focus. Like going into a higher gear. Both reps were real grinders with 425lbs. I haven’t done reverse hypers in over a year but I had set weight in my head to try. Never tried them for reps higher than 12 so +20 was interesting. I knew it would be tough after about rep 14 to get 20 or more. Everything below the waist was just gassed by that point. Walked like drunk cat for a bit after that set. Haven’t felt reverse hypers in my legs like that before. I generally don’t do direct ab work and if I do, it is usually weighted for 15 reps at the most. For situps, I set up a decline bench and just did reps until it started to burn. Once I got to that point, I felt I was close to 50 and aimed for that as my goal. The last 10-12 reps were really tough, entire abdominal structure was cramping up hard. Took a while standing in front of a fan to feel fine enough to stretch. Quite exhausted from this workout.
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