Chest 10.15.18

Warm up:

  • Lat pulldown: 4 x 25, 40 lbs
  • assisted dips: 4 x 25, 100 lbs
  • Cable triceps pressdown: 4 x 25, 40 lbs

Workout:

  • Barbell bench press: 6 x 8-10 @ 65% 1RM — 80 lbs

Tri-sets:

  • Lat pulldown (narrow grip) 5 x 8-10, 80 lbs
  • Cable curls: 5 x 8-10, 60 lbs
  • Cable chest press: 5 x 8-10., 60 lbs

Tri-sets:

  • Lying cable upright rows: 5 x 8-10, 50 lbs
  • Standing cable upright rows: 5 x 8-10, 50 lbs
  • DB triceps kickback: 5 x 8-10, 20 lbs each arm

Tri-sets:

  • Weighted bench dips: 5 x 8-10, 35 lbs
  • DB overhead triceps extension: 5 x 8-10, 25 lbs
  • Push ups: 5 x 8-10

CARDIO SESHHH

  • Stair stepper: 20 minutes, level 5
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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 bench– hold 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. 

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+

Light Bench & A blooper

You are probably wondering what the “blooper” was, well I caught it on video, check it out here (it is at the end) & hopefully this will give people a lesson on benching 101 not to do, lol first time for everything, as they say. 

Warm up:

  • DB chest press: 4 x 25, 30 lbs
  • DB bentover reverse fly: 4 x 25, 10 lbs
  • cable triceps kickback: 4 x 25, 20 lbs, 10 lbs 

Workout:

  • Barbell bench press: 3 x 6-8, 80 lbs (65%)
  • barbell bench press: 3 x 6-8, 85 lbs (70%)

Tri-sets:

  • DB incline chest press: 3 x 10, 50 lbs
  • DB bentover reverse fly: 3 x 10, 30 lbs
  • DB Triceps lying triceps extension: 3 x 10, 20 lbs

Tri-sets:

  • EZ bar skullcrushers: 3 x 10, 30 lbs
  • DB chest press: 3 x 10, 60 lbs
  • DB alternating bicep curls: 3 x 10, 50 lbs

Supersets:

  • Lying DB fly: 3 x 10, 30 lbs
  • Med ball slams: 3 x 10, 10 lbs

Slow & Steady

I happen to make it back to the gym today (I only managed to go Thursday) and hadn’t gone since then or before then because I was stuck in my rut, but since coming back, my workouts will be starting off “easy” due to not wanting to over exert myself since it has been a little while since performing the lifts — and I want to gradually bring back what is left of my muscle memory; in hopes it will help to get back to normal in routine. I still have the same days/routine but the weight is a little lighter for now. The workout wasn’t long today but it did feel good. 

Warm up:

  • DB chest press: 4 x 25, 30 lbs
  • Rear delt machine: 4 x 25, 20 lbs
  • Triceps extension machine: 4 x 25, 20 lbs

Workout:

  • Barbell floor press: 3 x 8. 75 lbs
  • Barbell floor press: 3 x 8, 90 lbs

Tri-sets:

  • Cable straight arm pull down: 3 x 10, 70 lbs
  • Cable face pull: 3 x 10, 50 lbs
  • DB standing triceps overhead extension: 3 x 10, 20 lbs

Tri-sets:

  • DB floor press: 3 x 10, 60 lbs
  • Standing DB shoulder press: 3 x 10, 40 lbs, 30 lbs, 20 lbs
  • Seated DB triceps overhead extension: 3 x 10, 20 lbs

Supersets:

  • DB lateral raise: 3 x 10, 20 lbs
  • DB front raises: 3 x 10, 10 lbs

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Warm up:

  • kettlebell box stiff legged deadlifts: 4 x 25, 8kg
  • kettlebell side lunges: 4 x 25, 12 lbs
  • resistance band butt lifts: 4 x 25, red band

Workout:

  • Conventional deadlift: 3 x 2-3, 260 lbs (85%)
  • barbell back squat: 3 x 2-3, 190 lbs (85%)
  • Barbell front squat: 3 x 2-3, 135 lbs

Superset:

  • Smith machine rack pulls: 3 x 2-3, 195 lbs
  • EZ bar stationary lunges: 3 x 2-3, 80 lbs

Superset:

  • Smith machine calf raises: 3 x 8, 205 lbs
  • seated calf raises: 3 x 8, 70 lbs

8-14-18 workout

Warm up:

  • Body bar squats: 4 x 25, 3 lbs
  • body bar goodmornings: 4 x 25, 3 lbs
  • glute/hammie machine: 4 x 25, 10 lbs

Workout:

  • Conventional deadlift: 4 x 4-5, 215 lbs
  • Barbell back squat: 4 x 4-5, 155 lbs
  • box squats: 5 x 8-10, 160 lbs

Superset:

  • seated leg curl: 5 x 8-10, 30 lbs
  • seated leg extension: 5 x 8-10. 30 lbs

Superset:

  • Box DB step ups: 5 x 8-10, 20 lbs
  • single leg kettlebell deadlifts: 5 x 8-10, 8 kg