Training Squats & Deadlifts Week 5

Squats & Deadlifts

Warm up:

  • Band squats: 4 x 25, green band
  • DB Romanian Deadlifts: 4 x 25, 30 lbs
  • Band Abduction:4 x 25, green band

Workout:

  • Sumo Deadlift: 5 x 5 x 75%, 215 lbs
  • Barbell back squat: 5 x 5 x 75%, 170 lbs
  • Box squats: 5 x 5, 200 lbs

Superset:

  • EZ bar goodmorning: 5 x 5, 60 lbs
  • Glute bridges (weighted): 5 x 5, 50 lbs
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Friday, December 28th

Week Two —- Day Two

Warm up:

  • Step ups: 4 x 25
  • band hip abduction: 4 x 25, green
  • body bar hip thrusters: 4 x 45, 3 lbs
workout:
  • Conventional deadlift: 5 x 3 x 75%, 230 lbs
  • Barbell back squat: 5 x 3 x 75% 170 lbs
 
  • Barbell box squat: 5 x 3, 210 lbs

New Squat & Deadlift Program

Week One — Day One

Warm up:

  • Band hip bridges: 4 x 25, red 
  • band clamshell: 4 x 25, red
  • seated leg curl: 4 x 25, 20 lbs

Workout:

  • Conventional deadlift: 5 x 5 x 70%, 215 lbs
  • Barbell back squat: 5 x 5 x 70%, 155 lbs

Superset:

  • Barbell stiff legged deadlift: 5 x 8-10, 70 lbs
  • EZ bar goodmorning: 5 x 8-10, 50 lbs

Superset:

  • Seated leg curl (dropset): 5 x 8 , 70 lbs, 60 lbs, 50 lbs, 40 lbs, 30 lbs
  • Seated leg extension (dropset): 5 x 8-10, 80 lbs, 70 lbs, 60 lbs, 50 lbs, 40 lbs, 30 lbs, 20 lbs

The new program will still have me doing squats and deadlifts on the same day, it asked for me to do them once a week, but I am choosing to do them 2x a week because I like it. This program is for 17 weeks. The program has me taking every 4th day off, but I doubt I will do that. Hoping this helps to increase my weight in all three BIG lifts. #TrialandError 

Short routine

Compound lifts

Warm up:

  • seated leg curl: 4 x 25, 20 lbs
  • butt lifts: 4 x 25
  • front box step ups: 4 x 25

Workout:

  • Conventional deadlift: 6 x 6-8. 3 x 190 lbs, 3 x 195 lbs 
  • Barbell back squat: 6 x 8-10, 3 x 140 lbs, 3 x 145 lbs

Good lifts Good chats

Good lifts 

Good chats

Had a worthwhile conversation with a member of the gym, and he was sharing his insight on career paths and taking on opportunities that could lead to bigger gains & success. It was well worth it, because I learned how to speak to a manager about wanting to negotiate salaries/hourly wages, etc and how to go about talking to a manager about my needs and asking questions so that it helps to give me more to go off of to make the possible choices for myself and my future. I didn’t have  my dad growing up, so for me, this was a huge deal and I appreciated it.

Besides that I did some heavier lifts today with squats and deadlifts & it felt easier.

Warm Up:

  • Seated leg curl: 4 x 25, 30 lbs
  • EZ bar butt lifts: 4 x 25, 30 lbs
  • EZ bar hip thrusters: 4 x 25, 30 lbs

Workout:

  • Conventional deadlift: 3 x 1-2 (93%) 280 lbs
  • Barbell back squat: 3 x 1-2 (93%) 210 lbs
  • Front squats: 4 x 4-6, 100 lbs
  • Box squats: 2 x 5-6, 210 lbs 

Superset:

  • DB cleans: 4 x 5-6, 60 lbs
  • Kettlebell one handed overhead squat: 4 x 5-6, 8 kg

Sore legs

Tuesday

Warm up:

  • kettlebell stiff legged deadlift: 4 x 25, 12 lbs
  • standing hip abduction: 4 x 25, 30 lbs
  • kettlebell swings: 4 x 25, 12 lbs

Workout:

  • Sumo deadlift: 3 x 190 lbs, 3 x 195 lbs (6 reps)
  • Barbell back squat: 3 x 145 lbs, 3 x 155 lbs (6 reps)
  • Barbell front squat: 4 x 8-10, 105 lbs 

Superset:

  • Linear leg press (narrow stance) 4 x 8-10, 298 lbs
  • Linear leg press (wide stance) 4 x 8-10, 298 lbs

Superset:

  • Smith machine lunges: 4 x 8-10, 75 lbs
  • EZ bar goodmorning: 4 x 8-10, 50 lbs

Superset:

  • Seated leg extension (single leg) 4 x 8-10 each leg, 20 lbs
  • Seated leg extension: 4 x 8-10, 80 lbs

Success quickly became failure

To start things off, today’s deadlifts I thought were going to go my way, but ends up being I did worse off than I had imagined. I lifted a good lift at 290 & with 305 being my max, I figured lifting 295 afterwards wouldn’t be hard, but boy, I failed that lift 3 times. Not sure why I didn’t get the lift, but it only reached thigh level and the rest of the way, I was weak. I thought to myself, there is no way this is happening — almost like a smack in the face failing like this when your max was 305, and now you are questioning all your training protocols. Maybe it’s the extra cardio I have been doing now 4-5 days a week for about 20-25 minutes, or it could be I haven’t been eating the 5-6 smalls meals like I was or the lack of sleep I have been getting. Worse case scenario, it could be a sign I lost some form of strength — although heavy squats went over well today & that’s what had me most confused, but I will take it as a loss and start back up next week with a clean slate. 

Warm up:

  • Body bar squats: 4 x 25, 3 lbs
  • Hip adduction machine: 4 x 25, 35 lbs
  • Resistance band butt lifts: 4 x 25, red band

Workout:

  • Conventional deadlift: 1 x 290 lbs, Failed attempt at 295 lbs
  • Barbell back squats: 1 x 215 lbs, 1 x 220 lbs

Superset:

  • smith machine rack pulls: 4 x 8-10, 185 lbs
  • Kettlebell stationary lunges: 4 x 8-10, 10 kg

Superset:

  • DB Romanian deadlift: 4 x 8-10, 50 lbs
  • Seated leg extension: 4 x 8-10, 70 lbs

Superset:

  • Wide stance leg press: 4 x 8-10, 100 lbs
  • Seated leg curl: 4 x 8-10, 60 lbs