Rocky: Thanks, it was good to not have any problems with the chest. Although the weight was really light at 40kg less than what I did when I felt the twinge.
KR: Thanks bigfella, but those continuous reps made me go lighter than I thought, as I can get similar reps with much heavier doing rest pause.
I hate smith machines!!! The trick to getting the front squat right is to put the bar on your delts, hold your arms out in front of you (I.e. don't hold the bar just keep your arms para to the ground), then squat. Add weight and use as your warmup for normal back squats.
Glex: yeh got it about right, but I did back squats the other night and came up completely wrong. I had been working on my 10-12 rep max minus about 20%. I managed sets of 6 for the back squat instead of 12.....
I can't be arsed writing up the other session from this week. But I did have a health check at work that was interesting.
This was surprisingly high as my last measure was more like 105/80, and when I was in hospital it was 95/80. So I may be a bit too stressed at the moment or I may need to get some proper cardio.
Sit and Reach= 35cm (past toes)
This was classified as SUPERIOR! I could have gotten more if I was allowed to do it more than once.
This was shit. That's just under 34". It was just after lunch (I.e. big meal) so that may have effected it, but I have obviously put on some winter padding, probably about 1-1.5% BF. Surprising since I don't look to have changed that much.
Knew that already.
This is clothed, sans shoes, after lunch. I was something like 84.8kg in the morning. I should weigh in the evening to find out how much I vary throughout the day.
Not exact, but I'm happy to be "overweight". The girl doing the tests said that in 'muscular' men BMI is kinda useless and she goes more by waist measurement. Yes she was hitting on me.
Stress level= concern
Yes I seem to be a bit stressed at the moment. Nothing I can't handle but it may be why I'm having a few issues recovering and sleeping well. Been feeling tired during the week.
I like the idea of having health checks at work, as long as someone tells everyone that I won! I did have the second smallest waist line of the men (the other doesn't count as he is built like a match stick), and the best flexibility. I just want them to include blood work and the like. That way they can really keep an eye on their staff's health and treat them better.