Brooklyn Starting Strength Seminar

Squats – Week 17

Mood: Feeling good?

Hitting macros during Thanksgiving like a damn champ. At least, I thought I was. But here’s where the failure comes in.

I thought my Squat needed some correcting because to be honest, my form was shit and I am not hitting that depth like I wanted. So I decided to open up my hips with 3 sets of 30s of Goblet Squats.

Here’s the workout:

Training:
Warm-ups
  • Goblet DB Squats 3x30s 50#
  • High Back Squat 45#x10
  • High Back Squat 135#x5
  • High Back Squat 225#x3
Sets
  • High Back Squat 250# 1 rep FAILED
  • High Back Squat 225# 5×3
Finishers
  • Leg Press 275# 5×8 – Whoop-dee-doo

Results: This sucked more than anything that has ever sucked before.

Butt-Head tells no lies.

I was trying to figure out why I was failing so hard on Squats. I went back in my training logs and turns to find out I skipped three PRs from 245 to 265. So I skipped 250, 255, and 260. For what reason, I have not a clue.

So I come in thinking, “No sweat, go back down to 250, hit depth, and crank these bitches out.”

Kids, this is why you set you Pins up in a Power Rack. I went down and I did not go back up. It was pretty tragic. It marked the first time I have failed on a Squat attempt.

I deload down to 2 plates and cranked out 5×3+5 reps.

I was hella disappointed but then I figured out why…

Supplements: C4 taken 30 minutes prior to working out.

Daily: Whey ProteinCreatine (for the one extra rep and swoleness) and Fish Oil (joints) everyday.

Food: 3,109cal 215c  123f  240p

Friends, this is the reason why you eat your Wheaties.

I know. Thanksgiving dinner and leftovers supplies endless carbs and protein. Apparently eating just a cup of stuffing plus some pies will not cut it. So a good part of that 218c were pies aka sugar aka flare up and burn out. So maybe 100g of that was usable energy by the time I got to training that night?

Watch your macros. Hit your carbs.

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