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. 

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A Friday Wednesday Workout

I remember mentioning that I had skipped Wednesday’s bench workout because I was way to tired and needed to get sleep because I would be working both jobs, so I would make it up on Friday. In which I did ūüôā

Warm up:

  • Rear delt machine: 4 x 25, 30 lbs & then back down to 20 lbs
  • Resistance band triceps kickback: 4 x 25, red band
  • Resistance band rows: 4 x 25, red band

Workout:

  • Barbell bench press: 5 x 2-3 (80%) + 5 lbs, 100 lbs & 105 lbs
  • Barbell bench press: 5 x 2-3 (85%) + 5 lbs, 110 lbs, 115 lbs

Supersets:

  • Barbell shrugs: 5 x 5-6, 195 lbs
  • DB lateral raises: 5 x 5-6, 30 lbs then 40 lbs

Tri-sets:

  • Low row: 5 x 5-6, 80 lbs
  • DB shrugs: 5 x 5-6, 90 lbs
  • reverse curls: 5 x 5-6, 30 lbs

Tri-sets:

  • EZ bar skullcrushers: 5 x 5-6, 30 lbs
  • EZ bar chest press (narrow): 5 x 5-6, 30 lbs
  • DB bentover reverse fly: 5 x 5-6, 50 lbs

Cardio HiiT Seshh:

  • Jump rope: 2 minutes
  • Jumping jacks: 1 minute
  • Burpees: 2 minutes
  • Sprint: 1 minute
  • Spin bike: 14 minutes, gear 6

Today’s long leg sesshh

Warm up:

  • kettebell swings: 4 x 25, 12 lbs
  • Front box step ups: 4 x 25
  • DB Romanian deadlifts: 4 x 25, 30 lbs

Workout Seshh:

  • Conventional deadlift: 6 x 5-6 was the goal (but did 6 x 4-5) at 215 lbs
  • Barbell back squat: 6 x 5-6, 155 lbs

Supersets:

  • Front squats: 6 x 6-8 ( I did 5 reps) 120 lbs
  • Resistance band lateral leg raises: 6 x 6-8 each leg, red band

Supersets:

  • Barbell wide stance stiff legged deadlifts: 6 x 6-8, 100 lbs
  • box step ups w/ DB: 6 x 6-8, 40 lbs

Tri-sets:

  • Smith machine alternating lunges: 6 x 6-8, 95 lbs
  • DB squats: 6 x 6-8, 50 lbs
  • DB plie squats: 6 x 6-8, 55 lbs

Supersets:

  • Seated leg extension: 6 x 6-8, 60 lbs
  • Seated one legged leg extension: 6 x 6-8 each leg, 20 lbs

Cardio Seshhh:

  • Stationary bike: 20 minutes total.¬†
  • 5 minutes, resistance 1, rpms 80+
  • 5 minutes, resistance 10, rpms 60+
  • 5 minutes, resistance 1, rpms 80+
  • 5 minutes, resistance 10, rpms 60+

Monday’s workout went a little like this..

so nothing too new today, but decided to amp it up with the amount of sets this week like I had in the beginning of this powerlifting journey. I guess I decided it was time and after having seeing results from doing so, I want to see more. 

Warm Up:

  • One arm DB bentover row: 4 x 25, 10 lbs each arm
  • Triceps extension machine: 4 x 25, 30 lbs
  • Cable lat pulldown: 4 x 25, 30 lbs

Workout:

  • Barbell bench press: 6 x 6-8, 90S¬†lbs¬†

Supersets:

  • Barbell bench press (wide grip): 6 x 6-8, 95 lbs
  • EZ bar bentover rows: 6 x 6-8, 60 lbs

Supersets:

  • Barbell bench press (narrow grip) 6 x 6-8, 85 lbs
  • DB alternating hammer curls: 6 x 6-8, 60 lbs

Tri-sets:

  • One arm cable triceps push down: 6 x 6-8 each arm, 30 lbs
  • DB upright row: 6 x 6-8, 40 & 50 lbs
  • EZ bar military press: 6 x 6-8, 50 lbs

Tri-set:

  • bench dips: 6 x 6-8
  • DB triceps kickback: 6 x 6-8 each arm, 20 lbs
  • DB Arnold press: 6 x 6-8, 40 lbs

The preacher curl

The preacher curl, an exercise I don’t do often but one that I should do because it is a great bicep exercise workout, especially if you are really looking to isolate the muscle. My gym offers a space to do the curl like in the video above ( I assume most gyms do) but if not, there are ways to get it done with a little bit of creativity. I tend to biceps on my upper body day as an accessory workout with my bench press & used as a form of supersets (which this exercise would be good for). Typically when doing the preacher curl you want to be sure to be slow and contracted. Watch the above video for a demonstration.¬†

How to (step by step)

  1. You will need an EZ bar — Like the above bar in the video. You will have your hand placement on the close inner bar handle (best to have someone hand it to you, but if not, use the front bar rest attached to the preacher bench) Palms forward and slightly tilted inwards
  2. chest against the preacher bench, and arms pressed against the preacher benchРhold the EZ curl bar at shoulder length. 
  3. While breathing in, slowly lower the bar until biceps are fully stretched 
  4. While exhaling, use your biceps to curl the weight until biceps are fully contracted. 

The preacher curl is what helps to build the ‘peak’ in your biceps, it works the shorter head of the bicep muscle. Again a great exercise if executed properly and with slow contracted movements; making sure to squeeze on your way up & fully stretch on the way down & pay attention to make sure you are breathing.¬†

Working on speed for lifts

Warm up:

  • Lying resistance¬† band butt lifts: 4 x 25, red
  • body bar goodmorning: 4 x 25, 3 lbs
  • Hip adduction: 4 x 25, 40 lbs

Workout:

  • Conventional deadlift: 2 x 4 reps (was aiming for 5-6) 215 lbs
  • Conventional deadlift: 2 x 3 (was aiming for 5-6) 230 lbs
  • Barbell back squat: 4 x 5-6, 155 lbs
  • barbell back squat: 4 x 5-6, 170 lbs
  • Barbell front squat: 4 x 8-10, 75 lbs
  • Box squat: 4 x 8-10, 155 lbs

Cardio Session

  • Spin bike: gear 3, rpms 90+ for 20 minutes¬†

Chest day gains

Warm up:

  • One arm bentover DB row: 4 x 25, 10 lbs
  • DB lateral raises: 4 x 25, 10 lbs
  • Triceps extension machine: 4 x 25, 30 lbs

Workout:

  • Barbell bench press: 4 x 6-8 (70%) 85 lbs
  • Barbell bench press: 4 x 6-8 (75%) 95 lbs
  • Barbell bench press (wide grip): 4 x 8-10, 75 lbs

Supersets:

  • Barbell shoulder shrugs: 4 x 8-10, 185 lbs
  • EZ bar curls: 4 x 8-10, 40 lbs

Tri-sets:

  • Cable overhead triceps extension: 4 x 25, 50 lbs
  • DB front raises: 4 x 8-10, 30 lbs
  • DB lateral raises: 4 x 8-10, 20 lbs

Cardio session:

  • Stationary bike: 20 minutes, resistance 15 and rpms staying between 40-50¬†

 

Current Weight: 155.6 lbs

body fat %: 22.0

BMI: 23.6