Monday, October 18, 2010

A New Back Squat PR!

For max reps:

Box jump (Men 24″ box, Women 20″ box)/Push-up ladder
Do one box jump and one push-up the first minute, do two box jumps and two push-ups the second minute, do three box jumps and three push-ups the third minute, ……………continuing until you can no longer complete the number of reps required in the minute.

Post minute completed and total reps.

Total minutes: 10 as Rx'd
I continued for 3 more rounds in the next 5 minutes at my own pace)

This WOD went just about like I expected it. I started out trying to jump down, rather than my usual "jump up, step down", and did okay until I fell a few times. I hate falling - it scares the hell out of me. Anyway, I kept up for 10 rounds and that was it. I kept going until the 15 minute mark, though, just to get in a good workout. Got in full 13 rounds (91 reps of each exercise).

Today's strength component was one of my favorites!! Yay!

Back Squats:

Warm up set: 10 at 105

Work set -
Rep scheme: 1-1-1-1-1-1-1
My loads: 140-155-170-180-190(PR) - 200 (PR!!) - 205 (f x2)

My previous PR on a 1 rep max was 185, so I'm feeling pretty good about this new PR today!!


  1. First, I have to say beautiful new picture of you in the sidebar! :)

    Second, you are getting so strong girl! It is so motivating to me to read your posts, because you are so consistent with showing up and getting the work done, and due to that you have made some awesome achievements! Keep it up!

    This post makes me want to test back squat and see if I've finally broken the 155 barrier. :)

  2. Thank you! :)

    I'm so excited my weightlifting shoes arrived today. And they even came with a cute little pink bag!

    I'll be watching for your new back squat numbers!

  3. Angie, thank you for reading my blog! I'm going to try to remember how to put in a sidebar link, so it will be easy for people to find my Appalachian Trail journal. Isn't Churchill fantastic??

    You sound strong as an ox! I'm working on 100 pushups. I'll post about it in my blog.