So super excited! I finally nailed my 200lb squat! And on the safety squat bar to boot. I typically just squat on a normal straight bar so to set a PR (personal record) on a bar I don’t use all the time was awesome.
Lately I’ve been trying not to focus too much on breaking PR’s and more on form and just letting the weight come. Steve follows a system for progression that I’ve been on for a year and a half and I have yet to stop making progress so I totally trust it when he tells me “it’ll come.”
I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again, if you’re looking to get stronger you need to have a plan. You can’t just walk into the gym every week and rep out on squats, or do sets of 8, or 5 without having a plan for how you’re moving forward. You need to have a rep and weight scheme that you follow. You can’t just do the same thing week in and week out and expect to see change. You have to create change and create it with purpose. Change usually doesn’t happen by accident, it happens because you work your ass off to get there.
Anyways enough yammering, let’s watch me get down to business in the squat rack:
What’s a PR you’re trying to hit?