Wow, it's been a while since I've last done an entry. To be honest there is not much to write about. Training has been pretty smooth now that I don't overthink things and just get on with the programme.
But, as I have mentioned before, I am laying of squatting due to that nagging knee pain. I've laid of squatting for more than 2 months now and to be honest, I don't really miss it. I miss what it does to my butt and quads, that's for sure. But the squatting itself? Nope.
I've been trying to build my quads and glutes up over the past three weeks and mainly substituting squats with landmine reverse lunges. They're very knee-friendly as the movement assures that your knee is perpendicular to the floor thus reducing joint stress; but by no means are they a sissy exercise.
Trust me. Your quads and glutes will BURN!
In my effort to add some meat to my legs I've incorporated landmine reverse lunges in both my lower body max effort days (where you go heavy) as well as lower body high rep days (which concentrates more on 'accessory' exercises and conditioning). For the high rep days the weight I use is reduced but the reps increase (which fits the whole theme of high rep day).
So far I'm liking what I feel. I can't see the result as yet, but hopefully within another 1.5 months of undisrupted training I'd be able to struggle into my jeans again.