Short routine

Compound lifts

Warm up:

  • seated leg curl: 4 x 25, 20 lbs
  • butt lifts: 4 x 25
  • front box step ups: 4 x 25

Workout:

  • Conventional deadlift: 6 x 6-8. 3 x 190 lbs, 3 x 195 lbs 
  • Barbell back squat: 6 x 8-10, 3 x 140 lbs, 3 x 145 lbs
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Feeling stronger

Dynamic Effort Bench 

Warm up:

  • Incline DB bench press: 4 x 25, 20 lbs
  • Cable triceps pressdown: 4 x 25, 30 lbs
  • DB bentover neutral grip row: 4 x 25, 30 lbs

Workout:

  • Barbell bench press: 6 x 8-10, 3 x 80 lbs, 3 x 85 lbs

Superset:

  • DB chest press: 5 x 8-10, 60 lbs
  • DB arnold press: 5 x 8-10, 50 lbs

Tri-set:

  • DB one arm row: 5 x 8-10, 35 lbs
  • DB triceps kickback: 5 x 8-10, 20 lbs each arm
  • DB one arm chest press: 5 x 8-10, 25 lbs each arm

Thick Tuesday — leg day

Warm up:

  • Leg press: 4 x 25, 60 lbs
  • Box step ups: 4 x 25
  • Kettlebell swings: 4 x 25, 8kg
Workout:
  • Sumo deadlift: 4 x 6-8 (60%) 175 lbs
  • sumo deadlift: 3 x 6-8 (65%) 190 lbs
  • Barbell back squat: 4 x 6-8 (60%) 135 lbs
  • Barbell back squat: 3 x 6-8 (65%) 145 lbs
Superset:
  • Barbell overhead squat: 5 x 8-10, 75 lbs
  • Lateral band walks: 5 x whole track, red band
Superset:
  • DB plie squats: 5 x 8-10, 50 lbs
  • Ketttlebell goblet squats: 5 x 8-10., 16 kg

Good lifts Good chats

Good lifts 

Good chats

Had a worthwhile conversation with a member of the gym, and he was sharing his insight on career paths and taking on opportunities that could lead to bigger gains & success. It was well worth it, because I learned how to speak to a manager about wanting to negotiate salaries/hourly wages, etc and how to go about talking to a manager about my needs and asking questions so that it helps to give me more to go off of to make the possible choices for myself and my future. I didn’t have  my dad growing up, so for me, this was a huge deal and I appreciated it.

Besides that I did some heavier lifts today with squats and deadlifts & it felt easier.

Warm Up:

  • Seated leg curl: 4 x 25, 30 lbs
  • EZ bar butt lifts: 4 x 25, 30 lbs
  • EZ bar hip thrusters: 4 x 25, 30 lbs

Workout:

  • Conventional deadlift: 3 x 1-2 (93%) 280 lbs
  • Barbell back squat: 3 x 1-2 (93%) 210 lbs
  • Front squats: 4 x 4-6, 100 lbs
  • Box squats: 2 x 5-6, 210 lbs 

Superset:

  • DB cleans: 4 x 5-6, 60 lbs
  • Kettlebell one handed overhead squat: 4 x 5-6, 8 kg

Legs

Legs

Warm up:

  • EZ bar stiff legged deadlift: 4 x 25, 20 lbs
  • Hip adduction: 4 x 25, 40 lbs
  • Ab coaster: 4 x 25, 20 lbs

Workout:

  • Conventional deadlift: 6 x 6-8 (70%) 3 x 215 lbs, 3 x 220 lbs
  • Barbell back squat: 6 x 6-8 (70%) 3 x 155 lbs, 3 x 160 lbs
  • Power cleans: 6 x 3, 100 lbs

Tri-set:

  • Smith machine sissy squats: 4 x 8-10, 75 lbs
  • EZ bar walking lunges: 4 x 8-10, 40 lbs
  • Walking kettlebell toe touches: 4 x 8-10, 12 lbs

Monday’s workout

Chest Dynamic Effort

Warm up:

  • Rear delt machine: 4 x 25, 20 lbs
  • Pec Dec: 4 x 25, 20 lbs
  • Triceps extension machine: 4 x 25, 35 lbs
Workout:
  • Barbell bench press: 6 x 6-8 (70%) + 5 lbs, 3 x 90 lbs, 3 x 95 lbs
  • Barbell bench press: 1 x 1, 125 lbs 
 
  • Cable Triceps pressdown: 4 x 8-10, 1 x 60 lbs, 3 x 70 lbs
  • Cable face pull: 4 x 8-10, 1 x 60 lbs, 3 x 70 lbs
  • EZ bar military press: 4 x 8-10, 50 lbs
 
  • DB shoulder shrugs: 4 x 8-10, 90 lbs 
  • Smith machine incline push up: 4 x 8-10
  • Smith machine inverted row: 4 x 8-10

Pre-workout can’t touch this

When your tired, you’re tired

Today I was exhausted, beyond exhausted, I mean I should be, I work third shift and then come straight to the gym and during the day get maybe 4-5 hours of sleep and sometimes I work both jobs, personal training during the day and at night the second job. It can be a lot on my shoulders and very exhausting and yet I still manage to make it to the gym each morning — but even after making it, sometimes it isn’t enough to get my energy levels higher, I just try, try, try until I realize I need to go home and get some sleep. Trying is better than nothing, but trying barely meets expectations if at all. Yet, I made today a short workout — very short workout in hopes it would make working out today easier but not so much because I still barely finished and the only way I finished was crossing off one workout and doing one less set of two workouts. Blah, what gives? I need to prioritize my sleep schedule and do a better job with taking care of my body overall. 

If this has ever been your struggle, then you know exactly how I feel. 

Warm up:

  • resistance band abduction: 4 x 25, red band
  • resistance band clamshell: 4 x 25, red band
  • foam roller — quads and hammies

Workout:

  • Sumo deadlift: 3 x 260 lbs, 2 x 270 lbs
  • Barbell back squat: 3 x 200 lbs, 2 x 210 lbs
  • Power cleans: 6 x 5 
  • barbell box squats: 6 x 3-5, 205 lbs