Just because it’s Thanksgiving, doesn’t mean you get off easy. You are going to work your ass of before stuffing your face. I think it’s only fair, especially since my T-day consists of left over turkey loaf and 10 hours of working the mean, crime ridden streets of Sacto County with my stanky dog while the rest of you get to lie around, chow some good grub, drink wine, eat pie, smoke a cigar and generally not have to be stuck with said stanky dog. Yes, maybe I am bitter, but you’ll be stronger for it.
Take the necessary rest between reps. This is ME, not MetCon, so take your time with the squats, beofre moving onto dips. Go hard and heavy with good form. Get below parallel in your squat, if you can. If you are going really heavy and not getting below parallel, you aren’t doing anything beneficial for overall leg strength and you are thrashing your knees. If that’s the case, lighten the load and get deep! This rep scheme allows for a progressive load, so start heavy and work to your 1 RM.
Dips are to be done as five rounds of seven reps. Dips are deep, too. Armpits should be below the elbow at the bottom of the movement and full extension at the top.
Think of me while enjoying your Thanksgiving Day!