This morning’s workout was pretty darn good, I must say. I thought it was going to be a bust and that I’d be primarily spotting my workout partner, at first, because all weekend I have been in pain. I slept in the wrong position on Friday night; experiencing some serious pain in my neck and mid back all weekend. By the grace of God, it disappeared during my warm-up session, this morning. I would’ve been seriously bummed out had I not started feeling better because this week starts a new set of exercises. We’re cutting back on all of the light weight/volume stuff and attacking our bodies with some intensity. After a full body warm-up and 10 minutes on the elliptical, we performed the following:
Exercise: weight x reps x sets
Low bar back squat:
Bar x 8 x 2, 135 x 5 x 1, 185 x 4 x 1, 225 x 3 x 1, 275 x 2 x 1 (Warm-up)
308 x 2 x 1, 330 x 2 x 1 @ 8.5, 358 x 1 x 1 @ 10
Note: My squat has been slow to progress, but I feel will be my second strongest lift come meet time in October.
Hack Squat: 90 x 12 x 2, 90 x AMRAP x 1
Note: Had a serious case of the noodle legs after performing AMRAP on the last set!
Leg extensions: 40 x 15 x 2, 35 x 15 x 2
Note: I turned my toes in for two sets and out for two sets. This method hits the quads at different angles; motivating gains!
After this workout, I was very happy. I hit some decent numbers and my back pain miraculously disappeared. Tomorrow, we hit the chest region!