Nick, Mark and I have trained hard on our latest program for about four weeks now. Although our bodies are starting to feel the cumulative effects of hard training, we still show up every day with the intent to push new limits! This week was no different.
Similar to my show training, we are on an undulating program. The difference this time is the frequency of undulation–rather than a daily undulation, we are rotating through a weekly cycle. For example, week 2 was Medium Rep range. Week 3 was Low Rep/Contrast Training and this week (week 4) was High Volume, High Rep training.
In today’s training, we followed the German Volume Training idea. For those of you who are unfamiliar, it’s 10 sets of 10 reps. Respective to leg day today, the three of us cycled through barbell back squats. The big boys could handle a good bit of weight on the bar. Personally, I have to error on the side of caution when doing squats because I’ve had a few low back tweaks in the past. That said, I am happy to have completed 135lbs for ten sets, which is a bit more than my body weight. On the tenth set, I did a burn out of 25 reps…Not a bad effort and I know I made Nick a proud boyfriend and training partner 🙂
If you haven’t done this before, give it a try for a new challenge. Basic notes again, 10 sets of 10 reps. Choose a weight that is challenging and relative to the cummulative volume of reps!