Sunday, August 14, 2011

Good squats and a little rant.

Squats, 1x10x air, 1x6x bar, 1x5x 64, 1x3x 85, 1x3x 105, 2x5x117,5, 1x4x 117.5, 1x5x 115. I'm giving myself credit for making all 3 sets because there was an annoying guy talking crap about how low I was going during the third set right behind me. So, in lieu of turning around and pointing out that not only is he weak but that his form always sucks, he lifts like a wet noodle and is all-around ridiculous, I racked the bar. The trainer with whom he was talking during that set told me that my form was great. Jack-off guy is apparently a chiropractor and sure that quarter-squats are the best way to protect the knees, not the dangerous deep squats I was doing. What kills me the most about that is that he (a complete idiot) probably makes three times as much $ as I do. The important thing is that I owned 117.5.

Bench presses were heavy at 85, 3x2x 85, then 2x5x75. Eddie, the good trainer, gave me some form tips, advising me to pull my shoulders down which activated my lats more then squeezing them together was. Basically I'm resetting my bench to 75 lbs.

Romanian deads were 1x5x 95, 1x5x 105, 1x4x 115, 1x3x 115 so good. Monday I'll take a cardio class, either Spin or body combat. Tuesday will be another round of 3x5x 117.5 squats just to make sure, overhead press 5x3x60 dropping weight on this one too, power cleans 5x3x70. I may add in some lat pulldowns.


  1. "Interesting that you say squats are bad for my knees. You're a chiropractor, you say? I always listen to medical professionals. Let me know if there are any in the gym."

  2. He was literally saying this right behind my back! I guess seeing a girl properly squat more then he could made him insecure ;-)