Well, coming off yesterday’s “high” workout I was sorely disappointed in myself. My mind wasn’t right, I was stressing over all my responsibilities and wanted to 86 today’s workout all together but I told Jeff I could be at Elite to train legs hard (squat day!). As I mentioned before I trained legs Tuesday, Wednesday and now Thursday. My back and hamstrings were on fire, lit up. I pushed through a few sets before I threw the towel in and did some core then sat around watching others train which isn’t easy for me.
Jeff let me use his Adidas Olympic lifting shoes, which are awesome but took a lot of time to get used to and hindered my performance in the gym today.
I started off with Safety bar squats (65lb bar) and 45’s to a low log. I did 3 sets of 5-8 reps. Really focusing on pushing back and keeping my chest up, pushing off my heals. My body already started to fire up.
I then changed the bars out and did regular back squats.
- Dropped the weight down to 185lbs for a few sets of front squats. Very low reps, body was FIRED up by this point.
Even in a lot of pain I really wanted to work in with Jeff. He set up the Buffalo bar with 200lbs of chain for 5 second pause squats. I did three sets, bar, yellow plates and then red plates (kilo plates). Heaviest top weight was 355lbs for 5 reps. These were very hard but awesome.
To finish I did a few lumbar core exercises but they were half-ass so I won’t even list them. Same goes for core.
Overall I was bummed with the intensity/drive/mentality I brought. I was just physically and mentally not there today. I guess something was better than nothing.
Tomorrow I plan on bring it, chest accessory here we come. I will be at the college again, I will get some film. I think I will be less stressed after this weekend when I am able to do some homework.
This is day 9 of 30 in Colby Strunk’s Fortitude Test Booster log.
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