Monday, April 24, 2017

Squats: heavy (405 max)

Mon, 24 Apr 17

Squats: 135x10, 225x2x5, 315x5, 365x3, 405x1

Worked my way quickly to 405.  I then did kettle bell swings for my quads.  The pump was pretty brutal, but the swings really pump up the quads and VMO.  I have to say, my legs never really look as big as when I do swings.


  1. Uh-oh you went and joined the KB cult ;) Not feeling it in the hammies? Think of "hiking" the bell between your legs like a football then as you're coming up, thinking about throwing the bell straight ahead as far as you can. Obviously don't bring the bell up too high. Let it "float" out in front of you before hiking it back again. I know I poo poo KBs but they're a useful tool, just not the be-all-end-all that their devotees tout ad nauseam. Hell, I'll even give light KB snatches and TGU's credit for helping un-bugger my shoulder.

  2. Lol. I always felt they were a great form of cardio, but had no real place in my strength training, given the limited time I had a day to get through my sets. Now that I'm getting all buffed I can tell my front quads and vmo really need to come up, from an aesthetic standpoint. The kB not only provides a serious cardio stress, and works my pecs, but makes those legs all swole lol.

    1. That's one of the weird things I noticed about my body while permitting. Big traps, big shoulders and triceps, big or legs and hammies. No real development (given my strength) in the rest of my appearance.

    2. I've always felt like I was built like some kind of insect. All head, thorax and abdomen with stick-like forearms and calves.


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