The title is a bit of a spoiler. Can you guess which triple-digits I’m referring to here? I’ll give you a hint – it was squat day yesterday. Oh yes. That’s right. After 5 years & 3 months of lifting I finally squatted 100kg last night!!! You fucking bet. PERSISTENCE IS KEY.
I knew I was going to make an attempt at it, but TBH I wasn’t all that confident. I felt a bit “off” yesterday after work, and the warm-up was hard. 90kg x 2 felt OK, but 95kg was utterly terrible, I fell into a “squat morning” and came very close to puking. In contrast the 100kg felt hard but not awful – I mostly kept my shape, I pulled a great face (yay for squat racks in front of mirrors) and I think I was deep enough. Oh em gee. I squatted 100kg (or 220lbs, or 15st 10lbs in old money).
Now all I have to do is repeat it in competition on the 26th, to make it a REAL pb. Fingers crossed!
Lunchtime: Yoga Normally I’d have Pilates, but the teacher is on holiday so we had a Yoga instructor instead. There were only 3 of us in the class so she asked what we wanted to do – the verdict was restorative Yoga, and I loved it! I’d never done anything like that before & felt great afterwards.
Evening: squats at BGWLC
- Squats: warmed up to 90kg x 2; 95kg x 1; 100kg x 1; 90kg x 1
- Good mornings: 40kg, 3 sets of 7
- Glute & ham raises: 3 sets of 10
- Decline sit-ups: 3 sets of 10