To squat, or not to squat. That is the question.
I keep thinking that I should squat. I keep thinking that I can squat. I forget that I have zero ankle mobility. I forget that my calves have less stretch than a pair of hipster skinny jeans. So when I get a case of the squat amnesia, I do ill-advised things like attempting to back squat 80% of my body weight to get a stupid badge on Fitocracy.
Long story short, yes, I got the badge. No, I did not injure myself. Yes, I did remember all the reasons why I should not ever again attempt to do back squats. So if you bump into me on the street and I start talking about back squatting, just pretend you are Gibbs and I am Dinozo and give me a good old whack on the back of my head. Please.
Well, that was Saturday, and after the bone headed back squatting debacle I experimented with some light front squats. Verdict: if I am really and truly careful and do specific mobility work, I think that front, zercher and goblet squats are quite within the realm of possibility.
So today I did:
6 x 60 yards
Front squat – 3 x 5
Fat Bar Press – 3 x 5
5 sandbag zercher cleans
5 sandbag push press
5 sandbag front squats
5 rounds, 30 seconds rest between rounds
KB swings – 5 x 10 (10kg)