Friday, June 8, 2018


Fri, 8 Jun 18

Squats : 135x5, 225x5, 275x5, 315x3x4
Smith Machine RDL (plates): 4x3x5

Squats went MUCH better today than Monday.  I was prepared to quit lifting altogether Monday.  The 315s were hard, but not nearly as hard as Monday.  I finished up with some RDL using the smith machine.  I tried this one other day and I really was able to get good glute thrusts with it.  I'm able to get right up to the bar and focus on bending over at the hips much easier than with a free barbell.  I used straps as well.  If you haven't tried them with the smith I'd recommend it.  I try to use the smith as little as possible - but for some exercises it really helps.  Not having to worry about the bar swinging out and grip, etc., makes it far easier to focus on the hip movement - and really, that's why you're doing RDL - glutes and hams.

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