Sunday, January 15, 2012

One step forward, two steps backwards.

They say to squat more you need to squat more. Or something to that effect. But it doesn't seem to work for me. My progress comes in spurts. And I am disappointed to say that from being abel to squat 55kg I an now barely squat 45kg.

I have no idea what went wrong. And I would be lying to say that I am not disheartened by this turn of events.

Whilst discussing my predicament with Adeline, she mentioned that her squats went up after laying off squats for more than a month. During that period she focused more on lunges instead. Apart from giving her a better looking butt (always a bonus), it helped improve her squats.

She recommended laying off the squats for awhile and do more lunges. Hmm.. Good idea.

My workload has been crazy of late and I lack the dicipline to eat well. Smething crucial when doing heavy stuff like squats and deads. Not to say lunges aren't taxing. They are. Very much so. But during this early stage, I reckon it is still managable even with a more slap dash approach to nutrition

We'll see how it goes.


Matt said...

I think you need a training partner to keep you going. Perhaps I could be one.

Aizan Suhaira said...

Haha.... Thanks for the offer. But i actually prefer training on my own. The pros to me, outweigh the cons.

Anonymous said...


How frequently were you training in squats. Once a week or more? A decline in strength could be a symptom of overtraining. Sometimes a minor adjustment like using lunges instead could helps with resetting your path to further gains.


Aizan Suhaira said...

Hi Mitchell
You're probably right. I have actually been training squats three times a week, lifting as heavy as I can. I shouldn't be surprised I burned out.