After squatting heavier at the weekend with 240kg x 5, I decided to also go heavier on the benchpress before I lose some of my strength due to cutting. I was happy with four reps as I had inclined dumbbell pressed heavy in the previous exercise. Just remember - putting on muscle ain't only about doing 10-12 reps, get some heavy sets in too!
Very happy with squat today, I felt I needed to go heavier after doing lots of reps around the 180kg range in previous weeks. My strength will begin to decline as I lose body weight for the body-building competition, so it was good to handle this weight. This is the heaviest weight I've repped for years, so I was happy how comfortable it felt as well as hitting good depth without the use of knee wraps.
Ricky's challenge is the first one to squat 180kg for 20 reps. He did 180kgx16 on Sunday, so I thought I'd go one better. Over to you Ricky!!!
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Sam Watt - Champion personal trainer and nutrition advisor