Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Deadlifts and Squats
Gym day today... I decided I was going to do some back squats for a change. Actually I was inspired by one of the women powerlifters at The Press. Her name is Maura Shuttleworth. She is currently working toward a regional meet coming up in November. Maura competes in the 105lb. class and is Benching 200lbs! Pretty amazing. Today is her squat day, so I thought I would try to squat as well. I didn't do too bad considering I can't remember when I last had a bar on my back!
Deadlift; 185lbs - 5 X 5
~I'm trying to groove my technique. Last week Shawn suggested I work on getting a consistently good pull every time.
Back Squat; 95lbs X 5
105x3, 135X3, 145X3, 155x3, 165x3, 135x5
~Maura watched to make sure my hips got low enough... I was borderline for the heavy squats otherwise good.