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May 6, 2011

Rant and Tip for May 6, 2011

Good morning all,
    Well I ended up working on squats yesterday going very deep and going lighter. Next week will be a heavy lifting week. Anyway I went ass to grass on every squat. The challenge was I was working out at the gym and the only equipment they have for squats is a smith machine. As I work on my form the smith machine becomes more of a hindrance. First off you really cannot lock your grip in because you have to rotate the bar off the hooks. Then the downward motion is in a straight line and that puts your body off a bit. I guess I have to heed my own advise again and just be flexible. Next week squats will be heavy and in the rack. I was talking to a friend the other day and he is a beast when it comes to the squat and dead lift. I told him I think I have a mental block on squatting 400. I start going down and I get afraid that I won't get back up. He said to me and I quote, "You have to be fearless".  Now here is the thing, if I do get stuck in the rack it is no big deal because the rack will catch the weight and I just walk out from under it. No big deal. OK I CAN DO THIS, I CAN DO THIS!!!!! I am a lean mean squatting machine. Ugh did I just say that. Today I am working dead lifts again to hone in on the form some more. My next meet is June 4th in Johnson City NY. Wish me luck.

Have a happy workout!!!

TIP OF THE DAY:

Be fearless! Now I am not saying that you need to push the weight I want to push or even to workout to the extreme I have taken myself. However be fearless to your commitment to make the changes in your life you want to make. Be fearless in your approach to each exercise. Tell yourself I do this because I know it will improve me physically, mentally and spiritually. Remember God said you body is a temple. So treat it like one and build that temple with solid muscle to support you in any endeavor.

2 comments:

  1. ok Kippers, i'll be fearless…. but not with the weights… lol

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  2. Nice Rant and tip today Jim!

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