Saturday, January 05, 2008

Overhead Squats



The most weight I have ever had on the bar for overhead squats was 95lbs, I got 3 reps. It was ridiculously painful at the time. Right now I'm comfortable with 88lbs and about 5-6 reps. It still isn't easy, but if it was everyone would be doing it.

I'm re-writing my training program a little bit, since I have the tendancy to jump around on what I want to work on. Too many goals and so little time. Time to prioritize. Not exactly sure how I'm going to do it yet, but I know kettlebell training will go back in the mix at least three times a week, barbell work once maybe twice a week, BJJ back to three times a week with actual training one of those days, and finally bodyweight work mixed in on most if not all of the days.

It'll be a tricky little mix to work on strength, keep up with my conditioning, and work on my skill set both on and off the mat, without overtraining. Nutrition and rest are key. Lots to think about, but I'll have it together by Monday.

4 comments:

Greg said...

I was going to remind you not to forget MUs but that would be included in Bodyweight training.

ps- nice form on the OHS

Pamela MacElree said...

Yes, they are included in bodyweight training, but thanks for double checking, just in case.

Thanks.

Sam L said...

Nice Pam. I want to start doing some OHS's

Pamela MacElree said...

Anytime you want Sammy! Anytime I'm free during Open Gym I'd be happy to help.

I also did some sots presses with the barbell yesterday and that was brutal.