5 Days of Squats

Woke up feeling pretty good. Trained at 10am.

Warm-up

Easy 500m Row

OLY – Snatches

  • 45# Position Work
  • 2 x 2 @ 95#
  • 2 @ 135#
  • E30S 2:00 – 1 @ 155#
  • 1 @ 155# (forgot to load more weight)
  • 6 x 1 @ 165#

All power snatches again, working on receiving in higher positions. Took some videos and by correcting my setup, the first pull pretty much automatically fixed as a result. No more looping around the knees. Did have some big lopping from the hips to the top though, which will need to be fixed.

Now it’s time to start working on the bar moving more vertical and then back at the top. Here’s my bar path from the best lift of the day.

Power Snatch - 165# Bar Path

With the first pull bar path corrected, if I can improve the rest of the bar path, I think I’ll be headed for some more PRs.

Front Squats

  • 5 @ 135#
  • 3 @ 185#
  • 3 @ 205#
  • 3 @ 225#
  • 3 @ 235#
  • 3 @ 245#
  • 3 @ 255#
  • 3 @ 265#
  • 3 @ 275# (matches 3RM PR)
  • 2 @ 285# (tried for 3, but got stuck part way up)
  • 1 @ 295#

The goal was to do triples as long as possible, then doubles, and then singles. Mostly for volume. Not much room for the doubles and triples so close to 1RM though. Knees are sore from doing heavy squats 5 days in a row. Probably no squatting until Monday to give it a rest.