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5/3/1 – front squat FAIL! FAIL! FAIL!

As keen and enthusiastic followers of this blog you are no doubt aware of my goal to get a 140kg front squat. Hell, you probably think about nothing else. The first words out of your mouth in the mornings are probably “hmmm… I wonder if today is the day Dave gets his 140kg front squat.”
Well, as it turns out, no it wasn’t. Damn it.
And it all began so well. I probably did my usual mistake of doing way to many warm up sets, so by the time I had 140 on the bar my CNS was probably fried. What annoys me is that 130kg flew up like a dream, therefore I know the problem is not physical but mental. I simply choked on having 3 plates each side. Curse you weak mental fortitude.

Anyway the rest of the session went well:

Front squats – 512 sets working up to FAILING TWICE at 140kg (*&%$£!?@#).

Box squats – 65kg for 5 sets of 10 reps.

Leg ext superset with leg curl – 4 sets of 15 reps with 11.25 kg on each leg.

Leg press – 4 sets 10 reps with 80kg on each leg.

This is basically the same workout as last week with a little more weight on everything. The muscular stiffness wasn’t half as bad as last week, which is good, as I spent that weekend screaming every time any of the kids tried to sit on my lap.


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