These are two exercises I have always made it a point to stay away from because of fear that they would put too much stress on my backbone. However, after reading the WBB routine, I decided to give it a try. My main problem however is determining how much weight to use. It seems I can always do more, it just hurts more later. That is wierd for me because I am used to doing the absolute best I can bench pressing and not wondering for the next couple of days if the soar feeling I have is healthy or not. Anyway I am on my second week for this routine and these are the numbers I have had in the squat, hack squats, deadlifts and straight dead lifts.
deadlift 135lbs(10 times) 135lbs (10 times)
squats 135 (10 times) 175 (10 times)
hack squats 175(10 times) 195 (10 times)
straight leg Deadlifts 135 (15 times) 185 (9 times)
2nd week (so far):
deadlift 185 (10 times) 185 (10 times)
squats 225 (8 times) 225 (6 times)
hack squats 225 (10 times) 225 (10 times)
straight leg deadlifts 225 (10 times) 225 (10 times)
I feel ok today (wed). I did the squats,hack squats and straight leg dead lifts on monday. I am still a little soar but not drastically, I almost feel normal. But on monday after I was done, I felt like I could barely hold myself up. Still I felt like I could have done more, atleast on the hack squats, that I got 10 reps in for each set. The question are, do you all go for the gold when doing your squatting exercises? Do you try to do the most weight you possibly can for 6 repetitions? And ofcourse the same questions for the deadlifts and the straight leg deadlift.