***Training With PURPOSE*** no. 2
I know, I know, free weight squats or GTFO… but just bear with me.
Right now I’m:
✔️The lightest I’ve ever been as an adult. So my squatting leverages are different, meaning I’d have to learn a new skill.
✔️Working hours that give me about 90 minutes to get done with my training. High-rep squats are incredibly tough and take me forever to get through, I just don’t have the time to focus on that.
✔️Not planning on competing in a strength-sport. There is no “need” for me to back squat.
✔️In a phase of training where my reps are pretty much all above 10 reps. Seriously, repping out anything more than 5 reps with more than 100kg sucks, so sets of 10-15?? Piss off mate.
✔️Cutting pretty hard and can no longer eat all the carbs. Squats fatigue me pretty bad and make me SUPER hungry
✔️Trying to really fatigue the quad muscles to keep growth. I usually will stop my sets short on free-weight back squats, due to my lungs or lower back getting close to failure, not my lungs.
✔️Able to hit good positions on the squat with on a smith machine. So why not use it?! All of this combined means Smith-Machine Squats are actually a good idea for me.
I’ve previously told hundreds of people that if the Smith Machine is the worst thing ever and that they’ll definitely injure themselves, so yea, I might’ve been wrong there.
As I’ve said before, training for your purpose effectively means that you can open up to so many ideas if you can justify it with solid reasoning - like I did here. What do you guys think of my reasoning?