Friday, May 18, 2007

Friday.....

Trained late last night (7:50pm) as Madi sat her D certificate at pony club earlier in the evening. Some guys were using the one and only squat rack and I wash due for speed squat I had no choice either than to wait it out...
At least they were using the rack for squatting and not doing something pathetic like arm curls - it does happen....
By 8.10 they had finished, I think they got the hint as I got everything ready to set up the bands and box squat, donned the squat boots and then stood there waiting..... LOL

As I had to leave by 8:50, the workout was going to be reduced to speed squats with bands and good morning squats. Anyway I must have done something right 'cos my butt hurts today!!


Scott, yes those reverse squats on the T-Nation website are exactly what I am doing - I have to do them quite heavy and so I'll take the suggestion from that site to use some dumbells to anchor my feet as I find this to be a problem. The other 'difficulty' I have is not being able to get square under the pulley - its not out far enough and so I am being pulled backwards and off balance - perhaps the dumbell anchors will help with that too.


Christine, not sure if westside is good for *just* going into a comp, to me its a style of training that needs to be followed for a while to really see the benefit - going back to why I wanted to complete the 12 month commitment I made *before* I had even met Leigh. The planning part, deciding on main exercise, supplementals and accessory work confused me too, which is why I sought help from Dirk. Now I am starting to understand it, but there are so many different exercises that I didn't know about - so still learning and trying to share it here.


The weekend ahead....


Getting the truck back form my sister tonight, so I'll have to drive her home, probably thru peak hour traffic if I want to get back in time to train - unfortunately Definition closes at 8pm on a Friday night! Speed bench is on agenda. Early start tomorrow with Madi and Mojo competing in the Zone horse trials at Yarrambat - I have been designated 'Chief Marshall' for which I think I should be issued a gun and a badge - I asked Leigh for his but he declined mumbling something about being a danger to myself and everyone else.... hmmmmm . Anyhoo that means we have to be there at 8am, even tho Madi doesnt ride until 12ish..... which means leaving the paddock by 7.15 (at the latest) and that means getting *up* at 6am..... ick! Oh well, nothing better to do....

2 comments:

Christine Petty said...

I hate dudes that curl in the squat rack. I take it upon myself to embarass them... everytime.

My gym only has one rack too-- I feel your pain. At least they weren't doing something stupid.

I think I'm going to go Westside, I like the idea of the dynamic work. I'm just really gonna have to keep on top of it. Comp isn't until November-- six months of it.

Casually Me said...

Vicki, you are definitely a powerlifter. A strong one at that.