Bench Week 5

Day One Of Week 5

Warm up:

  • DB chest press: 4 x 25, 30 lbs
  • EZ bar bentover rows: 4 x 25, 20 lbs
  • Triceps extension machine: 4 x 25, 35 lbs

Workout:

  • Barbell bench press: 5 x 10 x 60%, 75 lbs

Superset:

  • DB bench press: 5 x 10, 50 lbs, 60 lbs, 70 lbs
  • Barbell bentover row: 5 x 10, 65 lbs, 75 lbs, 80 lbs

Superset:

  • Smith machine one handed row: 5 x 10, 50 lbs
  • Floor row: 5 x 10, 100 lbs, 110 lbs

Superset:

  • Assisted dips: 5 x 10, 90 lbs
  • Wide grip assisted pull ups: 5 x 10, 100 lbs, 110 lbs, 120 lbs
Cardio:
  • Stair stepper: 8 minutes, level 8
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New leg day strategy

Today, I decided on a new strategy for my powerlifting workouts, due to wanting to switch things up a bit and still challenge myself. The changes will only concern my leg day workouts (Tuesday and Thursday’s) but hopefully I will see good results from the switch up and reduce the soreness. 

I will continue to do deadlifts and squats on the same day along with lower body accessory work BUT instead of doing heavy with both exercises and speed with both exercises. I will do heavy for one and speed for the other, and vice versa on the 2nd day. This was the first day doing this — so not much to say for it yet.

 

Warm up:

 
  • Resistance band lateral walks: 4 x 25, green band
  • seated leg curl: 4 x 25, 10 lbs
  • body bar back squats: 4 x 25, 3 lbs

Workout:

  • Conventional deadlift (speed training day): 8 x 5, 185 lbs
  • Barbell back squat (heavy day): 6 x 3, 170 lbs
  • Barbell front squats: 5 x 8-10, 65 lbs

Superset:

  • Smith machine vertical leg press: 5 x 8-10, 205 lbs
  • DB wide stance stiff legged deadlifts: 5 x 8-10, 40 lbs

Superset:

  • EZ bar walking lunges: 5 x 8-10, 30 lbs
  • DB cleans: 5 x 8-10, 30 lbs

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