Thursday, June 28, 2007

No Sweat

This evening was cool, and I was feeling strong.  Time for a low rep, no sweat workout.  I did the following:

Kettlebell Deadlifts: 5x16k, 24k, 32k
Deadlifts: 5x135; 3x185; 3x225; 1x275 (Ties PR); 3x225; 1x135
Front Squats: 1x45, 95, 115, 135 (PR), 115;
Back Squats: 1x115, 135, 155, 165 (Ties PR), 115
V-bar (between sets) 2x1/1x90; 5x1/1x115; 1/1x135

That's it.  Strong workout, that squat PR has stood for years.  I had more in me, but this is the first time I've back squatted in a long time.  On every single lift it was evident that I am all back.  My pushing muscles need to get stronger to balance things out.  I could also feel that the imbalance in my hip rotation is ultimately going to be a limiting factor with heavier weights.

Luckily, it looks like what I am doing with the lighter weights is working.  I will stick with it.  I think part of the reason I am all back is that the kettlebell snatches effectively have me pulling 4 days a week.  If I start doing turkish get ups on my upper day, that may help balance things out.  I also need to put squats first on my lower day.

Back to the grind next workout.  Still not sure if that will be Friday morning or Saturday, but I am looking forward to it.