Well bands in general are going to lock you into a specific groove, one that doesn't exist when you free squat. That's one issue that guys have with the circa max leading up to a meet, even guys with a ton of experience, that you've relied too much on accomodating resistance for the "weight" and are locked into a groove with the bands. You'll see some guys drop the bands a few weeks out and take a heavy straight-weight single 2 weeks out, whereas the standard circa max has you using bands 2 weeks out. I don't have enough experience either way to know what works best for me.
I hit 245 on my squat. I think I need to make bigger jumps going up now because I am fatiquing myself too much. Will post workout in journal.
*foam rolling, dynamic warmup, 50 mini band pushdowns*
bar x 8
135 x 5 (full range)
185 x 3
225 x 3
275 x 2
295 x 2
315 x 1
335 x 1
185 x 3
225 x 2
245 x 1
265 x 1
rolling DB extensions:
40's x 10
55's x 10
65's x 10
70's x 20
110's x 20
160's x 10 (straps)
25's x 3 x 10
20 min elliptical
holy volume batman. i think i would have been good for 365 on the 5 board...i knew i had to take a weight with the 2 board, so i went on to it. 265 was no struggle on the 2 board, though it was 20 lbs heavier than last week, and by the end of the 2 board i was feeling super gassed. everything else felt good, i will order my shirt tomorrow from Inzer.
Getting a Rage X or Phenom?
speed squats in viking briefs, 14 inch box:
bar + DBL'd mini & choked purple x 2
135 + DBL'd mini & choked purple x 3 x 2
185 + DBL'd mini & choked purple x 1 x 2
185 + DBL'd mini, choked mini, & choked purple x 2 x 2
who knows what the tension was on these...slowed down a bit at the end
ghetto belt squats:
1 plate x 10
2 plates x 10
3 plates x 10
blue x 10
blue + green x 10
blue + green + purple x 10
25 lb plate x 10
35 lb plate x 2 x 10
20 min stepmill
pretty good workout, for the ghetto belt squats we used a dip belt and 2 14 inch boxes. still feeling good, not overtrained, even after yesterday. i'm off to the grocery store, then to order my shirt.
ordered my shirt...2-3 weeks then it will be ready to ship.
size 60 custom super phenom, super collar with the neck scooped 2 inches...full open back with 1 peice of velcro
lets just hope it fits perfect so i can have as much time as possible in it before the meet...
sounds about right! PM me when you get it and we'll go over how to break it in. It won't take long, but if you do it right, you'll get tons of pop out of it if you do it right.
Your squatting is getting ridiculous in here!
PRs: 655/525/645 = 1825 Total
Meet PRs: Bench Only 525
Deadlifts bring people together. It's a fact. - Chris Rodgers
Hell yea, nice squatting bro.
Fuck, fight, or hold the light.
Last edited by Donnajo; 11-04-2008 at 07:40 AM.
haha, nah this should be much easier. It should be crazy tight the first couple times, but once he breaks it in it'll fit like a glove.
down the road, once we get him in some more serious squat gear, he'll be able to put that on himself as well....well almost LOL
i've had a pair of ace briefs on before, they were 2 sizes too big and worn out, they ate my legs up and after just about not being able to move with 135 i asked myself why i was still in them. so i took them off and got back into my huge viking briefs, LOL.
the legs fit so tight in those ace briefs
choked purples: ~100 lbs @ top (my purples are kinda old)
DBL'd minis: ~120 lbs @ top (could be more, these were new and i'm tall)
choked minis: ~50 lbs @ top (these were old)
so those total about 250-270 lbs, without the choked minis 200-220. the tension was significantly lower in the bottom, my old choked minis almost went limp.
the reason i use so many mini bands and weird band combinations is because i squat with 2 others that need to squat with the doubled minis, so i just choke bands and loop em over the bar, in addition to the doubled minis to create more tension when its my turn. it makes things easier and move a lot quicker.
big briefs + small deadlift suit = a headache