Ken Whetham: Half Way Home/5 weeks out

This week’s squat session was 100x better than last week.  It’s good to get a little more confidence this week and everything is back on track.

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Week 5 Squats: CPF Nationals

McGill Carries/MacGill Warmup/Nerve Flossing

Belt squat:

290 x 10/10

380 x 10/10

Barbell Squats Mastadon Bar:

345 x 3 (Predators)

435 x 2

525 x 2

615 x 1 (Add ULV)

705 x 1

825 x 1

865 x 1

905 x 1 (Reverse Monster Mini Bands)

Belt Squats:

470 6 sets of 5

KB Carries 36 kg 100 ft x 3 each side

My 825 wasn’t great, I got a little forward and out of position on the decent and had to work twice as hard to lock it out.

I was really smoked after this session and didn’t do any deadlifting.  We are focusing on hitting the 1000 lb squat for this meet and everything else is secondary.

So far I’ve been keeping my bodyweight between 282 and 285.

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Ken Whetham

Ken is a full-time Firefighter and Rescue Technician with the Oshawa Fire Department and is a certified Kettlebell Coach and WKC Master Trainer. Ken competed in Kettlebell Sport and won several championships across North America. In 2012, Ken competed in the Firefighter Combat Challenge where he won the Canadian National Championship. Ken trains at his home “Outlaw Powerlifting” gym outside Toronto, Ontario with a team of lifters that train and compete together. Ken is an Elite powerlifter in the 275 and 308 lb weight class and his current best lifts are 940/550/705 and his current goal is to squat 1000 lbs to become one of the few lifters to achieve that goal in their early 50’s.

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