Monday. December 24

Week Two — Day One

Warm up:

  • Band pull apart: 4 x 25, red
  • band lateral raises: 4 x 25, red
  • band bentover row: 4 x 25, red

Workout:

Superset

  • DB floor press: 5 x 8, 70 lbs
  • DB incline flyes, 5 x 8, 30 lbs

Superset:

  • DB triceps kickback: 5 x 8, 10 lbs 
  • DB Arnold press: 5 x 8, 50 lbs

Superset:

  • Med ball slams
  • Cable reverse grip triceps pressdown: 5 x 8, 70 lbs, 80 lbs
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Leg day 10.16 18

Warm up:

  • Kettlebell stiff legged deadlift: 4 x 25, 4kg
  • Kettlebell swings: 4 x 25, 4kg
  • Clamshell with band: 4 x 25 each leg, red band

Workout:

  • Conventional deadlift: 6 x 5-6 @ 65% 1RM — 200 lbs
  • Barbell back squat: 6 x 5-6 @ 65% 1RM — 145 lbs
  • Front Squats: 5 x 8-10, 105 lbs

Superset:

  • Smith machine vertical leg press: 5 x 8-10, 205 lbs
  • seated leg curl: 5 x 8-10, 50 lbs

Tri-set:

  • Kettlebell plie squats: 5 x 8-10, 12 kg
  • EZ bar hip thruster: 5 x 8-10, 70 lbs
  • EZ bar overhead lunges: 5 x 8-10 (first time doing this exercise) 30 lbs but probably could have went higher.
  • Seated leg extension: Dropset
  • 80 lbs, 8-10 reps
  • 70 lbs, 8-10 reps
  • 60 lbs, 8-10 reps
  • 50 lbs, 8-10 reps
  • 40 lbs, 8-10 reps
  • 30 lbs, 8-10 reps
  • 20 lbs, 8-10 reps

No rest during this dropset. 

Heavy and max deadlifts and squats

Once again today I decided to test the waters and make sure I was still capable of lifting my max in squats and sumo deadlifts. 

Warm up:

  • Kettlebell plie squat: 4 x 25, 12 lbs
  • DB romanian deadlift: 4 x 25, 10 lbs
  • Resistance band lateral leg raises: 4 x 25, green band

Workout:

  • Sumo deadlift: 3 x 1-2, 275 lbs (95%)
  • Sumo deadlift: 1 x 1, 290 lbs (max load)
  • Barbell back squat: 3 x 1-2, 215 lbs 
  • Barbell back squat: 1  x 2 reps 225 lbs (max load)
  • Box squats: 3 x 5-6, 205 lbs

Superset:

  • Linear leg press: 3 x 5-6, 478 lbs 
  • EZ bar stationary lunges: 3 x 5-6, 70 lbs

Tri-sets:

  • EZ bar stiff legged deadlift: 3 x 5-6, 70 lbs 
  • Kettlebell goblet squat: 3 x 5-6, 16 kg
  • Cable kickbacks: 3 x 5-6, 30 lbs each leg

Cardio Session:

  • Stair climber: 10 minutes, level 7 speed
  • Stationary bike: 10 minutes, resistance 12, rpms 50+

Tuesday legs

Warm up:

  • Leg press: 4 x 25, 60 lbs
  • Body bar hip thruster: 4 x 25, 19 lbs
  • Resistance band seated hip abduction: 4 x 25, red band

Workout:

  • Sumo deadlift: 3 x 5-6, 205 lbs
  • Sumo deadlift: 3 x 3-5, 215 lbs
  • Barbell back squat: 3 x 5-6, 160 lbs
  • Barbell back squat: 3 x 3-5, 170 lbs 

Was making sure to do 70% and 75% my max today for deadlift and back squat 

  • Front squats: 3 x 10, 45 lbs

Supersets:

  • Single leg linear leg press: 3 x 10, 208 lbs 
  • Kettlebell goblet squat: 3 x 10, 10kg

Tri-sets:

  • EZ bar stiffed legged deadlift: 3 x 10, 40 lbs
  • One arm kettlebell swings: 3 x 10, 8kg
  • EZ bar walking lunges: 3 x 10, 40 lbs

Cardio:

  • Stair stepper: 10 minutes, level 7
  • Stationary bike: 10 minutes, resistance level 6, and rpm 70+

Gassed out on deadlifts

Warm up:

  • EZ bar goodmorning: 4 x 25, 20 lbs
  • Hip abduction: 4 x 25, 50 lbs
  • Resistance band clamshell: 4 x 25 each leg, red band

Workout:

  • Conventional deadlift: 3 x 1 (85%) 260 lbs
  • Conventional deadlift: 3 x 1 (90%) 275 lbs
  • Barbell back squat: 3 x 2 (85%) 190 lbs
  • Barbell back squat: 3 x 2 (90%) 200 lbs
  • Box squat: 3 x 5, 185 lbs

Superset:

  • Seated leg extension: 3 x 5-6, 80 lbs
  • Seated leg curl: 3 x 5-6. 70 lbs

Superset:

  • Smith machine vertical leg press: 3 x 5-6. 295 lbs
  • Kettlebell swings: 3 x 5-6, 16 kg

Cardio Session:

  • Stair climber: 20 minutes, level 6 for 15 min & level 7 for

Bench is my weakness

Warm up:

  • resistance band pull apart: 4 x 25, green
  • DB triceps kickback: 4 x 25, 10 lbs
  • Lat pulldown: 4 x 25, 40 lbs

Workout:

  • Barbell bench press: 3 x 3, 105 lb (85%)
  • Barbell bench press: 3 x 2, 110 lbs (90%
  • Barbell push press: 3 x 5, 80 lbs

Superset:

  • DB one arm bentover row: 3 x 6, 35 lbs
  • Cable triceps push down (rope attachment) 3 x 6, 80 lbs

Superset:

  • Cable face pull: 3 x 6, 70 lbs
  • DB chest press: 3 x 6, 60 lbs

Cardio Sess:

  • Stair climber: 20 minutes, level 5 for 15 min, level 6 for 3 minutes, and level 7 for 2 minutes 

When the Bench Press Needs Work

Ugh! my bench , my bench, my bench needs improvement. Today was a heavier day for bench — what i could consider heavier but not near my max day. I was working in the 3 rep range and did 95 lbs & 110 lb lifts for my bench press. I show both lifts Here. My bench has always been my weakest lift out of the BIG 3  — I am hoping within the next couple of weeks my max will increase by 5 lbs or so, because when competing I have to be strong in all three lifts in order to get the better total. My deadlifts and squats are my strongest lifts but I can’t only rely on them so I HAVE to work on increasing my bench if I want to better myself as a powerlifter. 

 

As of now, my plan is to use weighted push ups & continue to work on my weaker areas that carry over to the bench in order to have a good balance of strength & hopefully seeing increases in my bench press. 

 

Warm up:

 
  • Resistance band chest press: 4 x 25, green band
  • EZ military press: 4 x 25, 20 lbs
  • Lat pulldowns: 4 x 25, 30 lbs

Workout:

  • Barbell bench press: 6 x 3, 95 lbs (75% 1RM)
  • barbell bench press: 6 x 3. 100 lbs (80% 1RM)

Superset:

  • Seated Arnold press: 5 x 6, 50 lbs
  • DB front raises: 5 x 6, 30 lbs

Tri-set:

  • Cable upright rows: 5 x 6, 80 lbs
  • DB hammer curls: 5 x 6, 60 lbs & 70 lbs
  • DB triceps kickback: 5 x 6, 20 lbs

Superset:

  • EZ bar curls: 5 x 6, 50 lbs
  • Seated DB shoulder press: 5 x 6, 50 lbs

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Shay-lon