Great looking routine, i bet it keeps your body guessing
^^ At this stage I think my body is just realing from the onslaught. Once it gets used to the 30 reps at 75-90% or 1RM then I think the guessing part will come in with the sudden changes in volume and percentages.
As I mentioned in another post to Tunen; at this stage the routine is just ramping up to get ready for an undulating protocol. Once I'm done I can make recommendations.
I'm also going to video tape my next squat workout (front squats). I think I can get a smaller video file size if I change the camera settings. Hopefully this will give people and idea of how I do things. Plus all the cool people are posting vids of themselves squatting.
As long as you and Line don't start posting post-workout "celebration" vids.Originally Posted by Glex
I couldn't follow peer pressure down that route!
I'll do two vids, one at the lowest and then the second lowest resolution setting. The last two vids were on the highest res and racked in at 12 and 13Mb. Hopefully one will be watchable while still a smaller file size. Plus this front squat will be with more weight and look more impressive....... in theory.
This afternoon's front squat workout vid.
This is set 5 of 10 for my 10x3 workout, using 102.5kg. As you can see no problems with this at all. Set 10..... well thats a different story. The SLDL's (the bar set up in the foreground that I step over) of 110kg were tough, as the pullups yesterday with 30kg have left my back a little stiff. Not something that improves your deadlifting much...
^^ Haha, it does, and it looks great Looks like you've worked out whatever kinks you were having keeping the bar on your shoulders (well, I know that was only set 5 but it still looks solid).
I have a question on why you keep your feet so close together; it looks like your knees have to splay out a little during the lift to compensate for it. Does it help keep the stress on your quads during front squats, and do you have a wider stance on back squats?
Glex: I was squatting wider, but that limited my depth, and involved the hips too much. So it is slightly more quad dominant, but mainly allows the hips to use their full ROM so that the back isn't rounding.
By splay out do you mean travel forward of the feet? Just viewed again myself and that is more the angle of the camera picking up the leg travelling out over the feet than any sideways movement... could be mistaken, I'll keep it in mind.
Back squats are ever so slightly wider, as I don't go quite as deep on them, not far off though. You see what I mean by "excessive" depth?
Gotcha on the stance. By 'splay out,' which was such a wonderfully ambiguous phrase, I mean it looks like they travel out to the sides a little. It very well could be the camera angle and quality, like you said. If you don't see it/feel it then I'm sure it's not there
Is your depth excessive? Looks deep but not like you're killing your knees.
EDIT: I just took another look and I definitely agree with you; it's the camera angle. If you do go out to the sides at all it was just exaggerated by the angle we're looking at and how your knees go over your feet, and any sideways movement could very well be non-existent. Form looks great, and thanks for posting it!