Training Log: Saturday March 23, 2013

March 23, 2013 — Leave a comment

Wanted to play around with some squats today.

High Bar Squat

Used a pair of FatGripz Extreme as a barbell pad. Wanted to see if it makes a difference in the high bar squat.

It's more "comfortable" because the weight is distributed on a greater surface area, but personally I like the feel of a loaded bar digging into my traps.

It raises the bar higher up on my traps, shifting the weight higher up on my body which made it a little more difficult coming out of the hole.

I suspect the Manta Ray squat pad, Dave Draper's "Top Squat", and maybe the safety squat bar has the same effect.

  • 45 lb: 20
  • 140 lb: 10
  • 230 lb: 5
  • 320 lb: 3
  • 370 lb: 2
  • 410 lb: 1
  • 440 lb: 1
  • 410 lb: 3,3

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)


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