What does PR mean?
What does PR mean? Hello guys! How are you? 🙂 I wanted to tell you about my PRs that I hit when I had leg day. But first of all, let me tell you what is PR if you don’t know. I will try to explain it with simple words. PR means exactly Personal Record in gym. For example, I have Deadlift PR – 65kg for 3 reps. PR is your max kg or reps on one exercise. My PR on Bench press is 32,5kg for 4 reps. Squat 45 kg for 5 reps.
How to write your PRs?
To save your PRs, you can download the app I told you about in the previous post, called Strong. On this app you can save all of your workouts and PRs easily. You can also learn about new exercises, you have never been heard of. In the app there are around 250 exercises with information and pictures. I will show you one PR I hit the last time I had leg day. That was 2 days ago and I decided to do more exercises for legs. I will drop a picture of my work out for legs. As you can see I hit 18 PRs because of the two new exercises I put and because I decided to put more weight. These two new exercises I put are called Hip Adductor and Hip Abductor. Let me show you the difference between these exercises.
What’s the difference?
The difference between these two exercises is that the ADDuctor is training your inner part of your thighs and the ABductor is more for your waist. When you sit on the Adductor machine you put your legs on the pads and then you slowly press against the pads with your legs to move them towards each other while exhaling.
- The abductor
The another one called ABDuctor trains more your waist than your legs. Its not useless this exercise especially for volleyball players. When I play volleyball sometimes I have pain in the lower part of my back. I mean my waist hurts really bad sometimes and if you have the same problem as me, as a volleyball player, you should try this exercise. Its not that hard, 3 series with 10 reps is pretty good. if you train legs twice a week. But here is the difference, when you sit on the machine you put your legs on the pads, then slowly press against the pads with your legs to move them AWAY from each other while exhaling.
My PR on Leg Press Machine
And here is the moment I wanted to tell you guys, I hit 15 reps with 120 kilograms on Leg Press! I am so proud of myself and this is one of my biggest PRs for this year! No one supported me this moment. But… I was really angry about one thing and I just said to myself “If I can do 15 reps with 100kg, I am able to do it with more than that!”. Then I put 20 kg for my last series and I throw away the angry mood that way. Even after that I felt so proud of myself and I was happy about it a lot! 🙂
Guys, please NEVER GIVE UP and chase your dreams to hit big goals and I am pretty sure you wont regret it. Do things that make you feel better and work hard, you will always have awards for your hard work. That’s all from me now! I hope the blog was useful and enjoyable to read! 😀