Monday, October 19, 2009

Back Squat, Press Pull-ups

Back Squat
Pull-ups (Strict)

Strict pull-ups and Press has suffered because I have neglected them. My back squat is feeling solid and will be back up to 130kg x 5 in time. From there I am just looking at getting stronger. Pat hit a bodyweight Press the other day which is amazing...I am setting a goal to get one within a year!


  1. Sean,

    I think you should lift heavy as often as you can. Isn't that the Bulgarian method. GO heavy daily. The only thing is heavy one day might be 80kg, the next it is 70kg. See how you react. Me, I can not go heavy that often. I really feel fried after a few days my coordination goes to pot. I do better lifting once a week. But, I attribute that to my age, 35, sleep schedule, work schedule, etc.

    You know, when I started CF my press was only about 15lbs under BW. I read that there is a huge crossover betwen the press and bench press and at that time my bench was 285lbs (at BW 180lbs).



  2. Sean -

    What happened that set you back on your back squat? Injury? Just get away from them and lose the power?

    I love how Pat talks about his age being an issue at a mere 35 and talking like he's got one foot in the grave. HA! Joking aside, I see his point and know where he's coming from.

    You and I both share the same goal in getting to the BW press. I'm 180 and currently locked at 154.

  3. HSPUs help with the big press. work on going full range on the paralettes - shoulder to bars! Start with books stacked under you head in between the paralettes and when you can bang out 10 take the top one off and continue til you are a beast. Also Press a crap load of weight. Do you have small increment change plates? I can move up by 1/2, 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3, 3.5, 4, 4.5 and 5 pound increments with mine. Every little bit counts