|Chyna Cho cranks out heavy back squats.|
|More back-squat goodness...|
|Graham Holmberg putting weight overhead with extreme efficiency. All in the hips and core, nothing in the shoulders and arms.|
WoD: 5 x 3
- Back Squat @ 92%
- Superset with 20 Kettlebell Swings
Still having never performed a one-rep max on back squat, I was again forced to use calculated values to figure out what weights to put on the bar. According to my PR page, my best so far has been 265# for 5 reps. That comes out to a calculated one rep max of about 298#, of which 92% is about 275#. So, I prepared to set a new PR on the back squat, and then repeat it 14 more times, interspersed with a crap-ton of kettlebells (1 imperial crap-ton is equal to about 1.4 metric crap-tons.)
The squats were heavy, and seemed to get heavier with each set, though that may have just been the kettlebell swings (all American style, overhead swings) accumulating, too. I managed to keep complete every rep/round of squats unbroken, but ended up breaking up the final two sets of kettlebell swings, just unable to breathe enough to keep them going. Freaking crappy cardio/lungs/wuss-tastic pain threshold...
New? Um, not so much there, Wayfair.