Sunday, October 04, 2009

Wimp!

Yesterday, as planned, I did a workout while I was at the gym, and I decided to train legs. Today I can barely move. My legs don't really want to work at all, and my upper back has (strangely) decided to join in. I really need to work on my squat technique when it comes to holding the bar in place. I don't think my traps should be working that hard...

So, what was this mega-challenging workout that I did, that's generated such a severe dose of DOMS? Nothing much, as it turns out. Only this:

3 sets of 5 heavyish barbell squats (50kg)
3 sets of 8 suitcase deadlifts. Can't remember the weight, I think 12.5kg?
3 sets of 8 single-leg glute bridging.

That's what you get for taking a break from training....good thing I wasn't all gung-ho about it and kept it short and simple.

5 comments:

Ashwee said...

Hi Kerryn!

Have you ever tried squats with the bar on the front of your shoulders (hands crossed over in front of you to support the bar)... I find I can't support the bar enough over the back of my shoulders because of slightly limited rotator cuff flexibility- therefore the whole weight is taken by my traps... not good! :)

I loved your last post too.. I've been sitting back taking it all in without making comment however my opinion pretty much mirrors yours..

Hugs

Ash

Kek said...

Thanks Ash - I certainly do front squats at times, but as you'd know, holding the bar that way alters the way you squat, so you work your muscles a bit differently. They're both great exercises and I use both - along with DB squats, box squats, plate squats, plyo squats, uneven squats, iso squats and any other kind I can think of.

Can you guess I love squats? :o)

ss2306 said...

50 kg's squat ain't no wimp weight schweetie!! That's a strongwoman squat!

Kek said...

Aww fanks, Shelley... coming from YOU, that's a compliment indeed!

Just quietly, I can struggle through a few at 60kg on a good day, but I wasn't about to push my luck after at least two weeks of doing zip.

My butt really hurts! LOL

linda said...

I think my legs are going out in sympathy!!! that sounds just awesome!

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