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The Squat Day Thread

Discussion in 'Weight Training/Bulking' started by Big_D, Mar 10, 2009.

  1. JoeSchmo

    JoeSchmo Well-Known Member

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    315 x 20
    315 x 22

    REALLY wanted to beat Zen's 315 x 25, but it just wasn't happening :mad:

    I nearly passed out after racking the weight on that last set.
     
  2. zenpharaohs

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    Serious work there. :tucool:

    I'm not sure I could do 25x315# right now without working up to it a bit so you might well have the better of me.

    And yeah, I believe the part about being gassed. No trouble believing that.

    EDIT: I got up from my chair after writing this, and I got a gentle reminder from my glutes about yesterday's deadlifts. I can say with COMPLETE CONFIDENCE that I could not do 25x315# right now.
     
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  3. JoeSchmo

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    You've got some impressive PR's though. I actually think I am more intimidated by the 225 X 65 than I am 315 X 25. I'll try the latter again in 3 weeks. If I reach that, I may have to give the high rep 225's a go.
     
  4. zenpharaohs

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    Every once in a while the long sets are a good thing just to see if you are keeping the VO2max up. I'm getting close to the point where I ought to go through some long sets. Long sets aren't that great for pure strength, but for muscle and metabolism they are excellent.

    I would say one note of caution with starting the long rep or other metabolic exercises during the coming flu season. Any highly metabolic workout will depress your immune system, especially if you are lean. If you get exposed to flu (or other infectious disease) during the day or two after a big metabolic workout, you are more susceptible with your reduced immune response. So you definitely will want a flu vaccination, and think about whether you are exposed to lots of people in confined spaces (e.g. commuter train, subway) when you schedule this sort of work.
     
  5. fishtanker

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    I'm still going to rep out with 225# tonight! You're not going to scare me away Zen! :p:D
     
  6. fishtanker

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    FSQ 275# 3x3
    BSQ 225# 1x35

    I was shooting for 40reps on the BSQ but i just couldn't do it. Maybe next time.
     
  7. zenpharaohs

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    Rep away. Just don't go visit the pediatric waiting room afterwards.
     
  8. zenpharaohs

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    Keep after it. Once you bust into the mid-forties then things start to become tractable.
     
  9. JoeSchmo

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    Still...35 is impressive. I've never really gone much above 20-ish reps at any weight, so I have a feeling I am going to be in for a rude awakening when I try it. Nice work! :tu:
     
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    (20,22) x 315# puts you in pretty good position for big reps at 225#.
     
  11. Sparx88

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    EDT training day 1.

    Squat @ 300lbs 8,10,10,8,6,8,10,8 = 68

    All reps completed within 15 Min.
     
  12. zenpharaohs

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    That ought to clear your sinuses. :nod:
     
  13. Sparx88

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    :lol:Is it normal to get a "runny nose" during long squat sessions?

    I thought I was catching a cold...:lol:
     
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    The adrenaline that is stimulated by exercise is an antihistamine.
     
  15. Sparx88

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    Good to know...

    I'm sure the extra vitamin C I took wont hurt:lol:
     
  16. Sparx88

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    EDT today: Monday 10/26/09

    1A Squat @ 300lbs 10,10,10,10,10,10,12= 72 (+4)

    15Min total
     
  17. JoeSchmo

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    Bet you were breathing hard after that one! :tu:
     
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    For about an hour after my workout I couldnt catch my breath and felt like puking....

    EDT is awesome:D
     
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    FSQ: worked up to 285# 3x3
     
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    I have a couple of quad workouts i use, all based around squat&legpress, i'll go with basic sets no supersets on this1. Here's my power squat day routine i use say every fortnight. (below parallel dont use kneewraps) Warm-up 1x20-60kg -1x20-100kg - 1x20 -140kg - 1x10 -180kg - Sets. 1x12 - 220kg -1x10 -230kg -1xfailure - 240kg 3-7reps.
     

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