Tuesday – Leg Workout

  • Low Bar Back Squat (w/ belt)
    • 275 lbs, 2 sets x 1 rep
    • 295 lbs, 2 sets x 1 rep
    • 315 lbs, 2 sets x 1 rep
    • 330 lbs, 2 sets x 1 rep
  • Partial Rep Squat (w/ belt)*
    • 395 lbs x 20 reps
    • 445 lbs x 20 reps

Comments:

* I decided it was time for a change. My left shoulder has healed enough to allow me to do back squats again so it is time to go heavy. The heavy partials are supposed to tire me out at the end of the workout but instead I find that it gives me an adrenaline rush and acts like steroid. After my workout all I thought about was doing heavy pin presses, shrugs, and other partial rep movements that allow heavy weight to be lifted.

It is my belief that this heavy load does indeed stimulate situational testosterone. As a natty this is as close as I can ever come to elevating testosterone levels. Whether this is a placebo effect or not the end result is the same. I rush out to the garage each day to impatiently train. I left off last year doing 505 lbs partial rep squats for sets of 5 reps. It is a surety that I will go way above and beyond this amount of weight. If I reach 700 lbs this time around I won’t care if the squats I do are partial rep as many competitive powerlifters claim they have trouble walking out of the rack with this amount of weight.