Great Squat and Deadlift Session

Really good workout, this morning!  I’ve been watching Chris Duffin’s YouTube videos, lately. They are both hilarious and extremely informative.  After watching one of his videos, I decided to start this morning’s workout with a  warm-up he recommends that activates and engages all of the muscles that are involved in the movements for the day’s workout.  Normally, I jump on treadmill or elliptical as a warm-up; following some full body stretching.  Never again!  I still did some full-body stretching before I did the Duffin warm-up, however.  I actually broke a sweat during this warm-up!  After a fantastic warm-up session, lasting about 15 minutes, I performed the following:

Exercise: weight x reps x sets

Low bar squats: bar x 7 x 1, 135 x 6 x 1, 225 x 6 x 3 @ 8

Conventional deadlifts: 135 x 7 x 1, 225 x 6 x 1, 315 x 6 x 1 @ 8

Hack squat: 90 x 12 x 3

Leg curl: 45 x 12 x 3

This workout lasted about an hour and a half, but I enjoyed every minute of it.  I feel I could’ve added a bit more weight on the squats, but wanted to see how my body felt doing deadlifts in the same workout.  Actually wasn’t too bad!  I’ll raise the weight on the next workout.  Tomorrow, we hit upper body!


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