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Trying out Zercher squats for the first time.

One word: DAFUQ..

Also, feeling under the weather.

Texas method recovery day.

Foam Rolling

Zercher Squat (AKA Low Bar Front Squat)

Pavel and Dan John speak highly of this squat variation.

Let's see what all the fuss is all about.

  • 45 lb: 20
  • 75 lb: 10
  • 100 lb: 8
  • 140 lb: 5
  • 165 lb: 5
  • 190 lb: 1
    • Added Fat Gripz extreme to the bar. Was too thick, felt like it was going to roll off my arms.
  • 190 lb: 5,5,5
    • Added regular Fat Gripz to the bar. Felt better. Harder than expected.

Overhead Press

  • 45 lb: 10
  • 75 lb: 8
  • 100 lb:5
  • 140 lb:3
  • 190 lb: 1
  • 210 lb: 1
  • 260 lb: MISSED
  • 200 lb: 5
    • Aimed for 8. Felt too weak and sick.

Some of my posts you might have missed:

  1. Finally broke the 225lbs standing overhead press barrier! (Video)

And a few helpful articles I’ve come across this past week:

  1. Hitting the erectors with hyperextensions properly by Paul Carter (Lift-Run-Bang.com)
  2. Hardwork + Time = Results. Anyone who tells you otherwise is selling something by Kelsey
  3. Fitness For A Busy Life by Sohee Lee
  4. The Art of the Deload and Listening to Your Body by Molly Galbraith
  5. How To Zercher Squat Without Pain by The Fitjerk