Another quick session tonight to finish the work I missed last night. Felt pretty good. My legs were a little tight during the warm up squat sets but loosened up by the working sets. I feel like my food allergy effects are starting to pass which means more energy and intense workouts in the days ahead.
Smith Machine Squats
255 lbs - 5x
295 lbs - 5 x
330 lbs - 9x. not bad. I might have been able to grind out another 1-2 reps but I worked out alone tonight so I didn't have my buddy for encouragement and a spot. Much better than the last 2 weeks with the food allergy symptoms kicking up.
Lat Pulls Downs
160 lbs - 10 x
170 lbs - 10x
160 lbs - 10x
- the pulley at work is so much harder than the one at the gym around the corner from my place that I use on the weekends.
Tomorrow is deadlifts. I really want to redeem myself from the cruddy deadlift session last week. Hopefully the food allergy has passed enough that I have the energy. Either way I will fight to the end and do the best I can. Everyday I deadlift and squat pain free is blessing after the years of leg problems I have endured.
My buddy Jason Steeves recommended trying deadlifts and squats same session. i'll give a try next cycle. I'm always open to advice from more experienced lifters. Never stop learning!
As already mentioned, there is simply no "ballpark" answer to this question - particularly if you take variable hand size into consideration.
You get basically no rotation affect with a Fat Gripz which means you're simply challenged by the (dead) weight and thickness. Your thumb is of course "working" - but not to the humbling extent it has to when dealing with a weight that just wants to perpetually centre itself.