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Sunday, October 2, 2016

Lee Moran Squat Disaster

26 September 2016

Pull 385x5, 410x4, 430x3, 455x2, 475x1, 485xfail

I haven't got the hang of this 5-4-3-2-1 template yet. Feels like I'm going for a daily max instead of two to three heavy-ish singles. Also I'm going too heavy on the higher-rep sets. Today I should have aimed for something like 445x2, then crisp singles with 460-470-480, or something along those lines.

Stiff-legged pull 315 lbs. 2s x 5

Bent-over row 3s x 5

Seated leg curl 4s x 8

28 September 2016

SlingShot bench press 335x5, 345x4, 355x3, 365x2, 375x1, 380x1, then 315x4 close grip

Seated cable row 10-8-6-6-6

Barbell curl 4-5 sets

Close-grip bench press 3s x 5

Tricep superset - rope-cable extensions + pushdowns x 3

Bicep superset - incline bench DB curl + reverse bench curl x 3

30 September 2016

Paused squat 315x5, 335x4, 355x3, 375x2, 385x1, 405x1

Squat 405 lbs. x 3, 415 lbs. x near-disaster

I got under the bar, unracked it and took a step back. One of the plates on the left side flew off and the remaining three slid until they were teetering at the very edge of the bar collar. The bar started to tilt to the right. I fought to keep it on my shoulders with every bit of strength I had. Two guys saw what was happening and prevented it from escalating into a full-blown disaster by helping me rack the bar back. I took a few minutes to catch my breath and wanted to continue my workout (channeling Lee Moran and his famous 1,000+ squat attempts), but there was a deep dull ache in the left side of my abs, so I skipped the squats and went straight to leg presses. Hopefully I didn't pull anything serious and I can go back to squatting on Monday.

Leg press 40 total reps

Leg extension 2s x 20


lyftapajobbet said...

good thing the disaster could be avoided. stay stronK!

Fatman said...

On the plus side, I now know what a pulled (thankfully not torn) abdominal muscle feels like.