Workout - 3 JUNE 2011
But first - a story.
I come into the gym, and it is empty - save for a guy and his girlfriend. Said guy’s on the squat rack. I throw up a wave, get changed, and come back out. I stroll over and ask when he’s gonna be done with the rack (there are two, but one’s broken). He says to me -
“When I’m done with it.”
I shrug, start stretching, and go get warm. Since I’m sans iPod, I can hear the passive aggressiveness of loud weight loading. He yells out “Power set!”. I look up. There’s 225 on the rack. I chuckle to myself.
I know exactly what he’s planning to do. He’s trying to de-man me in front of his girl. He lifts it three times, struggling all the while, and then throws it off into the rack. It’s loud, he’s yelling a lot of random words. He then goes, slaps his girl on the ass in the middle of her curls, and looks at me and says -
Superman hasn’t even bothered to rerack. I calmly go over, reset it all, and begin my progression through the squat workout. I notice he’s watching. I decide to ignore and lift. I bang out a set of bar only to get my form straight, and I can hear him spouting off something. I’m still lifting.
I get to the 225 portion of my squats, and he’s looking - HARD. Then we go to 275. Then we go to 3 reps at 315. Then we go one rep of 365.
He’s bugging out. I rerack everything, change - bid them a good night, and walk out. Hopefully he learned a lesson.
And now, the workout:
Barbell Good Mornings
It was a red letter day for Vegas in his workout. I’ve been feeling stronger and stronger in the core/hams/quads/glutes. These pr’s have to plateau sometime.
365 Squat? Sick. Sick. I think I could have gone 405.
Still can’t believe that dude in the gym. Takes all kinds, I guess. Why would you want to try to do that to a complete stranger?
I still think that I need more Friday work. Suggestions encouraged.