Squatting, not Spotting

Nice and brief.


No boxTonight's workout was somewhat shorter than those of the past couple of weeks, but was still enough to get the sweat hitting the floor.

The absence of a box (and the lack of time to construct such a beast) saw me once again engaging in a bit of free squatting, with a sumo stance. At least as wide as the rack allows, which is around 111cm/44". Worked up to a double at 80kg, before the form began to deteriorate. Decided to move on, and leave heavier challenges for another day.

Followed the squats with some Romanian deadlifts, once again using a wide stance, which gave the lower back something to think about (actually it probably had something to do with a bit of back rounding during the final set). The subsequent Good Mornings made it clear that enough was enough. For today in any case.

ME SQ/DL Squat (sumo) 2x10@20kg, 2x5@40kg, 5@50kg, 3@60kg, 3@70kg, 2@80kg Romanian deadlift (sumo) 10@60kg, 2x6@90kg, 2x6@100kg, 1@110kg Good morning 10@40kg Total time : 40 mins

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