11/8/07

Lower Body & Abs

I. Front squats
--a.8 x 115 lbs.
--b.8 x 115 lbs.
--c.7 x 125 lbs.
--c.7 x 125 lbs.
II.Stiff-Legged Deadlifts
--a.8 x 145 lbs.
--b.8 x 155 lbs.
--c.8 x 165 lbs.
--d.7 x 165 lbs.
III.Weighted Crunches
--a.10 x 26 lbs.
--b.10 x 30 lbs.
--c.10 x 30 lbs.
--d.9 x 36 lbs.

Reflection:
-Trying to front squat technique down again. The beginning, where I clean the bar up to myself is more of a challenge than the actual squats. I realized that I have to kind of pump myself up before each set to make sure that I follow through on the top of the lift(clean), or else I won't get the bar up. The weight is not so glorious, but I am getting great leg workouts and I know that once I perfect the technique, I will be putting on some poundage.
-As for stiff-legged deadlifts, I do not lock out my knees; I make sure that there is always a slight bend in them. I don't know if that makes the exercise a romanian deadlift or not, but I doubt that you're supposed to ever lock your knees out for any leg exercise(other than extentions).
-Crunches are sexy
-Loving the soreness from new exercises
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