Monday, August 20, 2007

Training today - 8/20/07

Squats - doubled over monster mini bands +315 x 3,3,3,3
Bench - 205 x 8,8,8,8
Sumo DL 425 x 5,5,5,5 Conventional DL 425 x 5

Very pleased with the Squats - the band squats over the past couple of sessions have felt heavy (especially since I am hooking them under a pair of 130# DBs instead of the lowest pin of the squat rack - makes them about 4" off the ground) and these felt very good and overall had a really "strong" feeling day.

The Dls are touch and go right now which is new to me but giving me some nice grip work (which I didn't know had gotten so weak!)

Overall - a strong day and now I rest up and get ready for heavy squats on either Thurs or Friday - just depends on how I feel.


Rick & The Family! said...

Good stuff Brett, all your squats are looking very solid! I haven't seen too many raw lifters take advantage of the bands, but they are working for you, so keep it up.

Looks like you will have a great meet!


Brett Jones said...

Thanks Rick,
I can't believe that anyone squatting wouldn't take advantage of what the bands can do for the squat. It has certainly made a huge difference for me.
Feels like I will be able to peak well for the meet.
The next 7 weeks will be interesting.

Mike T Nelson said...

I "volunteered" for a squat study here at the U of MN awhile back looking at the effect of resistance bands on the squat. Killer set up with 2 force plates, full biomech infared camera set up, etc.

I know the others authors and they are working on putting it together as fast as they can to get the study out and published. As soon as I can give out any data (currently it is on embargo) I will let you all know.

I am excited to see your next meet results!

Rock on
Mike N

Brett Jones said...

Thanks Mike,
That will be some interesting research - look forward to seeing the results.
Great stuff on your blog and Frankie's last comments were very helpful.
7 weeks!

Mike T Nelson said...

Thanks man! Glad you enjoy it. You will crush your numbers at that meet.
Mike N

Brett Jones said...

Thanks Mike

Franz Snideman said...

Looking good Brett! The Sumo's for multiple reps is damn good!

Keep it up!

Brett Jones said...

Thanks Franz - how's your training?

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