29 Apr Brian Carroll | Week 1 day 1 | Squat
The last couple of weeks we have been working on the cambered bar; chains included. So this week, after our deload, we moved to bands on the cambered bar.
The goal was to work up to a set of 3, 2 then a single at the end. We realized with this bar and bands, doing more reps than a couple was probably not very wise.
We all worked up pretty heavy and felt solid. I have just about everyone in the gym converting over to equipped lifting so this was an extra cool day.
My top sets for the day were:
600×3 plus bands
Anything more than this is risky, as we don’t know what the bar can actually handle, so we are going to switch things up a little bit this weekend and adjust.
I haven’t been pulling or benching because I strained my pec a couple of weeks ago right before the babies came. It’s not hurt bad, thankfully. If you’ve been reading my blogs over the last 10 years, I typically strain a pec about every other year, so I wasn’t surprised. It’s life.
This Saturday at about 10:00 am EST, Dan Bell is coming to PRS HQ to squat. He is going in briefs as he will be doing some multi-ply lifting in the coming time. We are going to keep adding plates till one of us misses or taps out. We will also be live-streaming this from my account briancarroll81 on Saturday. I’m looking forward to this weekend, I feel very strong on the squat, and with the wider stance, I’m slowly feeling stronger than ever. I have a feeling we will be working up to 1150 or so, Make sure to tune in!