Monday, January 7, 2008

Workout 1/7: Front Squats

Ah, back to school. It was refreshing not having to go to the gym and working out in the quiet of the school's weight room. Now it's time to dig in and brace myself for the next five months which includes finishing grad school, coaching track, gymnastics class with Evie, church growth groups, and finding time in the hectic schedule to hand out with my family. The past two weeks were a blessing to spend with my family because free time isn't going to be a easily accessible commodity anymore.

CFWU x 2
CrossFit: Front Squats 1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1
10 Single Reps of Front Squats adding weight each time to reach max.

Front squats, one of the most difficult movements to get right especially when you don't have a proper rack. Using the Smith Machine (without the assistance) was my best option, but still not the most comfortable for an already uncomfortable move. Since I hadn't done front squats for max weight before, I didn't know where to start. But I think I hit a good max for this time around. I am sure there will be more opportunities this year to see improvements.*Eva T. demonstrates the front squat c/o The Fitness Conduit


Kim Dowse said...

Eva T makes it look so easy. She's got 85kg on that and pausing at the bottom to take a pic. My max (with REALLY bad form) is 65kg...I'd love to get to 85kg. Heck, I'f like to max at 85kg in back squat:)

Mr. Mirek said...

so true kim. so true.