Squat 5RM, Modified Bradford Press, Strength, Static Streching Mistakes and Tracy Anderson

February 17, 2013 — Leave a comment

This week my lower back was bothering me more than normal so I decided to replace low bar squats with high bar squats.

They have allowed me to squat despite low back pain in the past, and I can still say it's still effective.

I even hit a 5 rep max at 427.5 lb!

Bench press (reverse grip) is continuing to progress, as I hit the prescribed sets and reps at 317.5 lb (3x3). Recorded it at different angles to see what it looked like:

Also played around with the "Modified Bradford Press", which is essentially an overhead press followed by a behind the neck press. Not bad.

Anyway, check these out:

  1. Strength: An Endangered Species by Joe Amberlock (Orlandi)
  2. 15 Static Stretching Mistakes by Eric Cressey
  3. A Logical Argument Against the Tracy Anderson Method 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.

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


  • Texas Method: March 4, 2011 - April 28, 2013
  • Smolov Jr for Bench Press: June 4 - 22, 2012
  • Starting Strength: Nov 29, 2010 - March 4, 2011