What does this mean? Today we are working to find a new 5 rep PR for back squat, however this doesn’t mean include your warm up sets as part of your working 5 rep working sets. Let the first two sets work up to your current 5 rep PR, once this is accomplished the next two sets are for setting a new PR. Make sure to pull your belly button tight to your spine and flex strong, kept your chest up and look straight ahead. Once your set take a deep breath and reach back your butt back, push your knees out hard and keep your weight in your heels. On the ascent up push hard on the out side of your feet and keep your knees over top of your feet. Drive hard out of your heels keep your mid section tight and chest up, make sure you can read the writing on your shirt. Around reps 3-5 is where the challenge begins, don’t rush the reps set your self strong before you begin each rep and keep your form. Today a new 5 rep PR is going to be set.
Thought I would give the comments section a try:
Back Squat 5-5-5-5-5 reps
Then, back squat: 135×30
Had to dump the weight on the last round after 4 reps. Didn’t have the safety bars high enough which led to an awkward moment in an extremely deep squat with 325 on the back before I hitched the bar backward and fell forward. Didn’t want to end on that so I went for a high rep round at 135. Started out shooting for x20, but still felt pretty good when I got there and decided to go for x30. Definitely could have got more, but called it at x30.