Drop Sets, Sticking Points, Rowing and Planks

October 28, 2012 — Leave a comment

Started incorporating low bar squats for volume day (Monday) for 3 reps, 10 sets. I only used 370lbs, but man, it felt tough compared to high bar squat at a higher weight (last week I high bar squatted 410lbs for 10 sets of 3 reps) and my lower back was aching the day after. It's probably going to be a while before I get used to low bar squatting again. I'll be switching back and forth between low and high bar squats every Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Also, hit a 410lbs paused high bar squats (video) on Wednesday.

Anyways, check these out:

  1. Mechanically Advantage Drop Sets by Josh Bryant
  2. Eating Through The Sticking Points by Matt Reynolds
  3. How Do Rowing Exercises Differ? By Chris Beardsley
  4. Planks Are The Magic Bullet For Hip Mobility by Dean Somerset

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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