Sunday, December 21, 2008

Six Sets of Squats

Sunday morning I did 6 sets of squats. Why 6? Isn't that overkill?

Well, yes, it is for most goals (fat loss, muscle building), but not when you need to improve your squatting skills for strength. And that's what I want to do...

So after all these years of squatting, I'm still learning how to do it right for maximum strength. Hopefully one day I'll figure it out and actually get strong.

The six sets helped today. As did some of the lessons recently posted by Dave Tate (@underthebar on

That's why I did 6 sets, but I don't recommend you do the same.

And I won't be overly sore tomorrow due to three factors

1) low number of reps per set (so total volume wasn't excessive)

2) I'm still taking 3g of vitamin C and I really think its helping reduce soreness (or its playing wonderful mind tricks on me)

3) I'm used to a fair bit of squatting in the first place.

Today's exercises:

1A) Squats - 6 sets of 5 (between 275 and 335)
1B) Face Pulls

2) Full Olympic Squats (175x12) - I guess that makes 7 sets

3A) Hanging Knee Raises (3x10)
3B) Good Mornings (2x8 @ 200)

Yesterday's workout:

1A) DB flat presses (75x4x8)
1B) Wide grip seated rows (175x3x8)

2A) DB incline presses (45x4x15)
2B) DB Row (4x10 @ 95)

3A) DB Curls (can't remember weights)
3B) Close grip Pushups
3C) Cable External Rotations (need to strengthen these before I run into trouble)

Light kettlebell lifting and stretching tomorrow (and heavy snow shoveling),



Anonymous said...

what is the "good morning" exercise? do you have a video of that one?

Wazzup said...

6 sets of 6 with what % of your 1RM ?