500lbs Squat PR! Science, Wide Squats, Organic Foods, Packing the Shoulders and Lance Armstrong

September 9, 2012 — Leave a comment

Hit a few PR's this week, including a 500lbs squat!

I thought that I would hit a 500lbs squat in at least 2 weeks after nailing a 490lbs high bar squat (but missing on a 495lbs high bar squat) on Friday.

I have read that a high bar squat carry over to a low bar squat, so I tried 500lbs with a low bar position and I guess what I have read is true. Nice.

Also got a 220lbs power clean and overhead press PR this past week as well.

Not too bad of a week!

Anyways, here's a review of a foam roller that I've been using:

  1. Rumble Roller Review

And here are some articles you should definitely check out:

  1. Science For Smart People by Tony Gentilcore
  2. A Case For Wide Squats by Brad Longazel
  3. Little Evidence Of Health Benefits For Organic Foods from ScienceDaily
  4. Packing The Shoulder by Derrick Blanton
  5. Lance Armstrong, PEDS and Naivety and by Justin Lascek

John Phung

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Ever since I started taking strength training seriously, I was bitten by the Iron Bug. Then it burrowed under my skin and laid eggs in my heart. Now those eggs are hatching and I... the feeling is indescribable.

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Height: 5'4" on non-squat days
Weight: 200 lb 210 lb ~220 lb (FOREVER BULK BRAH)


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