Today will culminate the Squat cycle we’ve had you guys on. The reason why we’ve been stressing the importance of being here today is so that you can test and see how much progress you’ve made. In the vast space of Fitness, we want to be able from time to time exercise our capacity so that we are able to create more potential. We’ve been drilling your legs for a few reasons:
1) GAINZ! Strengthening your legs releases growth hormones which believe it or not, make your entire body stronger.
2) Translation to other lifts. As your legs get stronger your other major lifts (Snatch/Cl&Jerk) will become stronger.
3) Getting comfortable being uncomfortable. Let’s face it; Squatting can hurt. Especially those higher volume days training Hypertrophy (literally expanding the muscles so that it grows; more blood/oxygen transfers hence the reason you sometimes feel like throwing up). But when you can harness the mentally friendly side of this, you have gained a huge asset which will pay divends.
Come today ready to work. Who cares what kind of day you’ve had, how hot it is, what your night afterwards will be like…….come ready to lift heavy shit. Your attitude is everything and trust me, sometimes you have to just harden up and take the weight for a ride. Maxing out isn’t just about seeing what you can do once, it’s about learning what you’ll be able to do more of and more of. I want everyone to have a number in mind of what they want to hit. Give yourself some aim and we will structure your warmup accordingly.
I promise you this will be a good day no matter what. Any time you have the opportunity to set a new personal goal is a good day. Make your own adventure with this one. Be confident, there is no reason not to be. Tell yourself what you want and go after it. It won’t just work for your lift it’ll work for the rest of your day.
Front Squat 1RM
10 Overhead walking lunges (45/35)
10 Push ups
10 Kb Swings (70/53)