You should look into a front squat harness. I'm picking one up in a few weeks. Should be able to double the weight you're using.
What grip do you use?The front squats, though, are KILLERS! Main problem is getting the holding position right - ended up with the bar trying to roll down onto my arms from time to time.
Do you think the grip itself is the problem or just not staying upright enough?Arms crossed grip.
I'm sure it'll improve in due course. Leg strength is no problem - as Bruiser said, I could front squat double what I am with a harness. We'll have to see how things improve with practice.
6x65(143)2 sec pause on chest
6x75(165)2 sec pause 2" above chest
6x65(143)2 sec pause on chest
The 8mins Pullup/Dip Ihatelife Superset:
Pullups = 2pts
Dips = 1pt
Achieved 20 pullups (40pts)
Achieved 27 dips (27pts)
Total of 67pts - aimed for 80! ><
Good session - the pullup/dip medley was awful! I really suck at these bw movements since gaining some weight. Gotta keep hammering them.
Bench was okay - arms felt really stiff this morning to begin with. Took a while to warm up.
Rows were good - forgot belt, so did them all beltless.
Long run tomorrow, so got to make sure I eat loads today.
Very well guy, stellar approach to it all!!
Solid speed session!
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Distance: 6.5 miles
Target Time: 1hr 12mins
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Charged the iPod for the first time in months, downloaded 60 running songs and got to it. Drank a Lucozade Sport over the first 2/3 of the run.
The last half mile was all up hill - sprinted it as best I could.
Weather milder now, causing two issues:
1) Had to stop for about 30secs, to remove my hoodie and tie it about my waist. Next run I shall just brave the cold to begin with knowing that I'll warm up, rather than having to stop and remove clothing.
2) Chafing becoming an issue for the first time in these long runs. I shall begin to Bodyglide the thighs from the next run.
Damn chuffed after today's run. Damn chuffed.
solid week of training gaz, good to see you are finally happy with the way things are going! think back a few weeks ago to when you were ill and complaining haha!
Wide-stance Box Squat:
8x95(209)Two sec pause
8x105(231)One sec pause
Hanging Leg Raises:
10, 10, 10, 10
Bish bash bosh.
Chuffed to get 4 plates again. First time in months. And it flew up. Was tempted to stick 190 on, but wanted to end deads on high note.
Was sposed to do four sets of speed deads after, but completely forgot in the excitement and had already moved the bar ready for squats, haha.
Was also meant to do some heavy shrugs - but have no straps! Gonna have to go get some this week...
Good lower body work! At first glance I thought you did 10 sets of 60! Wtf?! Lol
nice work gaz, good to see you back on the right track, those are pretty good box squats too considering. What do you free squat for reps? around the 145-150 mark?
Big day with the pulling dude!
5 mins warm up jog.
Then 5 of the following interval:
100 metre strides
100 metre all-out sprint
50 metre jog
50 metre walk
Then 5 mins cooldown walk
Sprints are beginning to feel pretty fast now, compared to how they used to. In addition, recovering from the sprints a lot faster, too.
Feel better at the end of all 5 intervals than I did after any single interval a few weeks back, lol.
Nice big deads bro!! Crazy to be maintaining so much running too bro. I bet if you ever stop doing so much of it your strength will go crazy (did for me after I stopped taking spin classes)
As it is, though, I want to take the hard road and try to make gains in both. Starting to crest the hill, now, reckon there'll be some lifting PRs on the horizon, pretty soon.
Agree bro!! You are in a good zone now!
well done on getting back to 4 plates Gaz!
I'm still thinking about doing some running myself (but still haven't got round to it!)
Age: 41 - Height: 5'10" - Weight: 195lb (NOT LEAN! (but maybe finally getting a little bit leaner?))
Squat: 180kg (396lb) x 2
Front Squat: 100kg (220lb) 5 x 5
Zercher Squat: 140kg (308lbs) x 1
Bench Press: 110kg (242lb) x 1
Deadlift: 220kg (484lb) x 1
SLDL: 170kg (374lb) x 1
And tbh, bud, I wouldn't advise running, not with how your PRs are coming thick and fast. Milk those gains whilst you can! If you start running (unless it's just some light jogging) then it might stall you and you don't want that.