Long Leg Day

I would just like to mention that today’s leg day was written down a lot harder than what I got finished within 3 hours. I know it seems like a long day, but that includes the breaks, because this week is all heavy lifting, which means longer rest periods. I don’t ever plan on being at a gym for more than 1 hour, but since training for powerlifting, I have been inside a gym no less than 2 hours .. which probably is normal depending on your fitness level and your workouts. I know many days I have a cardio and lift that (so take that into consideration) most lifters don’t like doing their cardio on the same days as lifting. I am an odd ball and so far have been able to handle it. I will also mention that some days I have a gym partner (now); I guess that is what happens when you make new friends at the gym, they then decide it would be cool to lift with you and thank goodness she lifts just as much or heavier than me.. so it hasn’t been bad at all, considering I am usually a lone wolf when I workout and I liked it. Many times my workout sets or reps get cut because she wants to shorten the gym period but very rarely will I be doing that because we have different goals in mind and I need to focus on my overall goal  to put it lightly. Regardless, it has been nice to have a gym partner every once in a while to keep me motivated and help spot me. 

 
 
  • barbell back squat: 

 

  • 75% of 90% of my 1-RM: 3 x 5, 135 lb
  • 85% of 90% of my 1-RM: 3 x 3, 155 lb
  • 95% of my 90% of my 1-RM: 3 x 1, 170 lb
  • 95% of my true 1-RM (singles): 3 x 1, 190 lb

 

  • Jump squats: 2 x 25-30 seconds
  • leg press: 5 x 20, 208 lb
  • DB goblet squats: 3 x 15, 25 lb
  • Barbell front squats: 3 x 10, 6, 12, 95 lb, 55 lb

P.S I also implemented foam rolling and stretching along with my warm up in the beginning of my workout — yay 🙂

 

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Rewind to Tuesday’s lifts

  • Conventional deadlift: 

 

  • 75% of 90% of 1-RM: 3 x 5, 190 lb
  • 85% of 90% of 1-RM: 3 x 3. 215 lb
  • 95% of 90% of 1-RM: 3 x 1, 240 lb 
  • 95% of true 1-RM: 3 x 1, 265 lb

 

  • EZ bar goodmorning: 5 x 5, 70 lb
  • Barbell glute bridges: 5 x 12, 95 lb
  • Smith machine glute kickback: 3 x 12, each leg, 45 lb
  • leg press calf raise: 5 x 12, 298 lb

when it got to my 265 lb lift, that is when things started to feel harder, but I was able to lift for 1 rep each time. I did the goodmornings for strength this time vs high volume. 

Monday|Powerlifting|Week Three

Road To Powerlifting

Being that I am on week three now of this powerlifting stuff, I have to admit that I love it, I really, really love it. While it is NOT my own program, I think I will stick with this one until it stops offering me results.. or until I get bored enough to stop. Hopefully by the end of next week, I will be able to show you some results & improvements in my numbers. 

 
 
  • Standing Barbell shoulder press: 3 x 5, 3, 1

 

  • 75% 1-RM: 3 x 5, 57 lb ( I used 60 lb)
  • 85% 1-RM: 3 x 3, 65 lb
  • 95% 1-RM: 3 x 1, 72 lb ( I used 70 lb)
  • 95% 1-RM (based off my true 1RM at 100 percent): 80 lb singles ( I did 3 sets)

 

  • Cable Upright row: 5 x 15, 40 lb
  • Front to side lateral raises: 5 x 15, 10 lb
  • Pull ups: 5 x 6

Conditioning and cardio:

  • Sprints: 30 seconds, 100m, 10 times
  • Jump rope: 45 seconds, 5 times
 
  • Upright stationary bike: interval training (20 minutes total)
  1. Rpm 80-90, level 8, 2 minutes
  2. Level 20, rpm 30+, 5 minutes
 

 

Week Two|Day Five|Cardio & Conditioning|Powerlifting

Don’t avoid cardio day, we need it. 

 

Circuit one: (4 rounds)

 
  • Manmaker: 5 reps, 40 lb
  • DB thruster: 5 reps, 40 lb
  • barbell overhead squat: 5 reps, 45 lb

Circuit Two: (3 rounds)

  • Burpees: 10 reps
  • One handed kettlebell swings: 10 reps, 10kg
  • Decline sit ups: 10 reps

Circuit Three: (5 rounds)

  • power clean: 5 reps, 95 lb, 100 lb
  • Push press: 5 reps, 65 lb
  • Kettlebell snatches: 5 reps, 8kg
  • EZ bar lunges: 5 reps, 40 lb
 
  • Stationary upright bike: 20 minutes total, interval training
  • rpm 60-70, level 7, 1 minute
  • rpm: 80-90+, level 2, 2 minutes
 
 
 

Week Two|Day Four|Powerlifting|Squats and legs

Road to Powerlifting 

  • Barbell Back Squat: 3 x 3

 

  • 70% 1-RM: 126 lb
  • 80% 1-RM: 144 lb
  • 90% 1-RM: 162 lb, 5 rep max

 

  • Box Squats: 5 x 15, 135 lb
  • Leg press: 5 x 15, 298 lb
  • Smith machine narrow stance squats: 5 x 15, 75 lb
  • Walking EZ bar lunges: 5 x 15, 30 lb

Ab Workout:

  • Decline Sit ups: 4 x 20, 15, 15, 10, 6 lb medicine ball
  • Leg raises: 4 x 20, 15, 15, 10
  • Medicine ball v-up: 4 x 20, 15, 15, 10, 6 lb medicine ball

Just recently, I have decided that I am going to implement more stretching into my workouts (I know better, but hate stretching) but it will be good for my lifting and looking into possibly starting a beginner yoga and working on mobility as well before and after exercises. I figure I need to do whatever I can to help me on my lifts, especially the heavier ones so I can reduce my chances of injuries. If you have any good mobility workouts, stretches, or someone you follow on social media who does good yoga practices, please pass it on to me! thank you!

 
 
 
 

 

Week Two|Day Three|Powerlifting|Bench Press

Road to Powerlifting 

  • Bench Press: 3 x 3

 

  • 70% 1-RM: 81.9 lb
  • 80% 1-RM: 93.6 lb
  • 90% 1-RM: 105 lb, 4 max reps

 

  • DB chest press: 5 x 15, 50 lb
  • Incline DB chest press: 5 x 15, 40 lb
  • Push ups: 5 x 10
  • DB flyes: 5 x 15, 20 lb

Cardio:

  • Stair stepper: 20 minutes, level 7

 

Week Two|Day Two|Powerlifting

Road To Powerlifting

  • Romanian Deadlift: 3 x 3

 

  • 70% 1-RM: 176.4 lb
  • 80% 1-RM: 201.6 lb
  • 90% 1-RM: 226.8 lb, for 3 max reps

 

  • Sumo Deadlift: 3 x 5
  1. 65% 1-RM: 131.6 lb
  2. 75% 1-RM: 151.8 lb
  3. 85% 1-RM: 172.1 lb, 5 max reps
  • EZ bar goodmornings: 5 x 15, 40 lb
  • Single leg kettlebell deadlifts: 5 x 12, each leg, 10 kg
  • Leg curls: 5 x 12, 60 lb

Last minute cardio session:

  • Manmakers: 4 rounds, 15 reps, 12.5 lb dumbbells
  • jump rope: 4 rounds, 45 seconds