Squatting with sore hammies

The last two days my hamstrings have been very sore from the accessory work done in the previous "recovery day" workout.  Because I rarely do seated leg curls or back extensions, I guess my hamstrings decided to get all DOMS'd up.  I didn't think the soreness would affect my squat session that much, I really expected the first few sets of squats would loosen things up and all would be well.  Since I didn't load up the hamstring work two days ago, I figured the soreness was superficial and wouldn't result in reduced activation.

Turns out that was some wrong figuring.  My warm ups felt fine but my first workset with 405 was terrible.  I ground out a measly 4 reps because my hamstrings had nothing in the hole.  They just didn't want to contribute.  To salvage the situation, I did 3 sets of 2 with 405 with short rest.  I figured I'd try to treat the sets like form work and try to get two fast reps.  Those went pretty well, the last set of 2 felt pretty good.  I finished up with 3 sets of 5 with 365. By the last set, my hamstrings were pretty fried.  It'll be interesting to see how they feel for deadlifts on Thursday.  Overall, despite not having much power at higher intensities, I was still able to increase work repetitions and total poundage lifted.

On the positive side, my back felt pretty good.  I didn't get any aches until my last set when I took a longer, slower step than usual on set up and felt it twinge for a moment.  Feeling it twinge when I was basically on one leg leads me to believe it is an SI Joint issue as I've suspected all along.  I'll keep up the psoas and rectus femoris stretching to try to reduce strain through the hip complex.  Maybe if things loosen up a bit, the SI joints will be able to move a little.

I was able to increase the reps on kirk shrugs too.  Those are finally starting to feel like they're improving.  Bicep work is feeling good too.  It's feeling less and less like there's scar tissue impeding contraction.

Squats:  135x10, 225x5, 275x5, add belt, 315x5, add wrist wraps, 365x5, 405x4, 405x2, 405x2, 405x2, 365x5, 365x5, 365x5

Pull ups:  5, 5, 5

Kirk Shrugs:  225x6, 225x8, 225x8

DB Hammer Curls:  50x5x3 sets

DB concentration curls: 35x8, 35x8, 35x6


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