Did a recovery workout not worth logging. So, I think I am at the point where doing squat & deadlift on intensity day is too much, so I am going to divide up squat and deadlift intensity workouts to see how this works for me. Today was a squat intensity day. I plan on doing the deadlift one either in a couple days before volume day or do another full cycle and do deadlift intensity next week, haven't decided yet, gonna see how my body feels.
Sat 8/6/11 Intensity squat
Was planning on 330, but wussed out at last second and did 325.
(special thanks to those who suggested the youtube video editor, didn't even know there was one)
Haven't done a squat video in a while. Some notes:
1. I might actually be going too low and giving up some weight. On the 6th rep I bounce off the pins and almost lose the lift. Have to be careful about this, I was fine this time but I can imagine hurting myself this way.
2. No matter how strong I get, I can't seem to get any hypertrophy going in the calves (or really anywhere else for that matter). May have to get some implants for this.
-Not too bad. My all time press PR is 155x5, and I think this is attainable at current strength levels.
-wanted to do some extra leg work. Unfortunately, I load these as heavy as I can and it is still easy so this turned into more of a conditioning exercise than anything else.
-Used an EZ bar and did them the way Rip recommends going down behind the head. Worked up to (bar+60)x8. Not sure what the bar weighs, probably somewhere 25-35. Anyone know what the basic 24 HR EZ bar weighs?
-very hard, LOL endurance. The second time I got it down to 1:45, but I was jerking it real hard at the end of each stroke to add distance, so I do not know if this is cheating or not.