Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Squats and bodyweight progress

Today it was back to the barbell and training at the Colorado Athletic Center on 16th street here in Denver. Fortunately there was no conditioning in today's session, so the altitude didn't crush me like yesterday. Lats are quite sore from yesterday's high volume pushups and chins, though. But overall I feel a lot less sore than expected.

This is week 4 of my latest heavy lifting program, and today we topped out on squats with 300x4 reps. I am a long, long way away from my 2006 strength levels of a 400 pound squat, but progress was made this month.

1A) Box Jump
1B) Squat (using Jim Wendler's 5-3-1 system)

2A) Front Squat
2B) Good Morning

3A) TRX Row
3B) DB Bulgarian Split Squat

33,333 Program Rep Count
100 squats
100 pushups
50 bodyweight rows

Today's Kickbutt Mindset Tips:
It's our struggles that make us stronger. Make the most of them when you must. You are stronger than you think...pass that along to your friends, because everyone needs a pick me up, a kick in the butt, and helping hand to get back on track. Stay strong and pay it forward today!

Craig Ballantyne, CTT

Craig Ballantyne, CTT
Certified Turbulence Trainer

No comments: