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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Wendler Cycle 2 Week 3/Squats

Man oh man, yesterday was a long one for ol' Yeargain. I'm so grateful I got to sleep in this morning. Woke up a lb and a half lighter than yesterday, settled in at 203 on the dot. Lookin good in the mirror. I'm lookin forward to the squat numbers I have to put up today. It's going to be a challenge and I'm excited about it.


Warm up: 15 min on a busted elliptical that kept on trying to reset itself. Never again, Bethany YMCA.

Back Squats:


5 on last Set
DC 3-1

The warm up sets felt great. Clean. Each one dipping me lower. The last set I blasted my goal of 3 and got 5, but one of them wasn't super clean, not to the depth I consider to be acceptable, so it was more like 4. I liked the DC, and it proved to me that the weight was hard and heavy. So be it. I got my 225 for 5. I'm getting stronger. I actually have the numbers to prove it now.



Front Squats:
155lbs
5x10

This may have been a classic case of Ol' Yeargain poor programming. I'm human, y'all and frankly just dumb and informed enough to hurt myself. These were tough. I had to let out a few grunts and summon my dragon spirit with a couple of "Tseit!!!"'s! 3rd set in they started to feel manageable. 4th hard as fuck. 5th was hard, but I got it.

Straight leg dead lift
150lbs
5x10

The most unflattering angle I could muster.

I have a feeling that because of my conventional deadlift experience that this lift could get rather heavy. We will see. This felt great and easy.

Glute Thrusts
155lbs
5x10

Great ass exercise.

Calf Raises
8 plates + 60lbs
5x30

Superset with

Weighted Ab Crunches
160lbs
5x14

No rest in between.

1 set Pause Wide Grip Pull Ups
10 reps. Swaaaag

1 set Incline Bench Press
155lbs for 5 reps drop set 135lbs for 5

Again, another ridiculously heavy work load day, but so be it. I love what I do.

I finished off with 15 min. on the arc trainer and called it a day.

More Tulsa tonight. Final dress, lots of singing and lots of driving. Wish me luck.

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