Thursday, July 24, 2008

Lower at 5 Seasons


Today's session was a good one. Although I did not get enough sleep last night, the rest earlier this week served me well. I did:

 

Front Squats: 5 x 45, 65, 95; 4 x 115, 115; 3 x 115, 115
Deadlifts: 5 x 135, 185, 205, 205
High Step Ups: 5/5 x BW, 15, 25, 25
Side Bends: 8/8 x 45, 65, 65
45 Degree Back Extensions: 8 x BW, 25lbs
Foam Roller and Stretching

 

The front squats and deadlifts are as heavy as I've done at this gym.

 

I gained more insight into the pain that caused me to take it easy earlier this week. I think it is actually my left obliques being irritated by the high step ups. I am going to slow them down, drop the weight, and focus on strict form. Previously I was exploding into the movement. I will also do side bends more frequently to bring up what must be a weak area.