Tuesday – Pull Workout

  • Conventional Deadlift (w/o belt)
    • 275 lbs x 1 rep
    • 325 lbs x 1 rep
    • 385 lbs x Failed*
    • 345 lbs, 3 sets x 1 rep
  • Barbell Shrug (w/straps)
    • 630 lbs x 14 reps
  • Barbell Row (w/o straps)
    • 215 lbs, 7 sets x 7 reps
  • Weighted Chin-up (BW = 180 lbs)
    • 10 lb backpack, 7 sets x 7 reps
  • Reverse Barbell Curl
    • 45 lbs, 7 sets x 7 reps

Comments:

* I made 2 attempts and both times was able to break the weight free from the ground. I am going to have to learn how to round the back while I deadlift again since I haven’t done this movement on a regular basis in a long time. I have been doing a clean deadlift and Romain dealift in which the back is kept straight which is more safe for the back but doesn’t allow you to handle the same amount of weight as you can when you round your back.

Monday – Push Workout

  • Bench Press
    • 185 lbs x 2 reps
    • 205 lbs x 2 reps
    • 225 lbs x 5 reps
    • 250 lbs x 1 rep
  • Incline Barbell Press
    • 135 lbs x 3 reps
    • 155 lbs x 3 reps
    • 175 lbs x 3 reps
    • 200 lbs x 3 reps
  • Incline Dumbbell Flyes
    • 40 lbs x 20 reps
    • 50 lbs x 15 reps
  • Weighted Dips (BW = 180 lbs)
    • 25 lbs x 15 reps
    • 35 lbs x 15 reps
    • 45 lbs x 15 reps
  • Standing Shoulder Press
    • 115 lbs x 3 reps
    • 125 lbs x 3 reps
    • 135 lbs x 3 reps
    • 145 lbs x 3 reps
  • Arnold Press
    • 30 lbs x 12 reps
    • 35 lbs x 12 reps
    • 40 lbs x 10 reps
    • 50 lbs x 5 reps
  • Seated Dumbbell Shoulder Press
    • 30 lbs x 20 reps
    • 35 lbs x 20 reps
    • 40 lbs x 20 reps
  • Standing French Press
    • 45 lbs x 20 reps
    • 55 lbs x 20 reps
    • 65 lbs x 15 reps
    • 75 lbs x 12 reps

Saturday – Push Workout

Chest

  • Bench Press
    • 205 lbs x 3 reps
    • 225 lbs x 1 reps
    • 235 lbs x 1 rep
    • 245 lbs x 1 rep
    • 255 lbs x Failed
    • 225 lbs x 4 reps
  • Incline Barbell Press
    • 155 lbs x 3 reps
    • 175 lbs x 3 reps
    • 185 lbs x 3 reps
    • 195 lbs x 3 reps
  • Incline Dumbbell Flyes
    • 35 lbs, 3 sets x 20 reps
  • Weighted Dips (BW = 180 lbs)
    • 25 lbs x 12 reps
    • 35 lbs x 12 reps

Shoulders

  • Overhead Press
    • 115 lbs, 3 sets x 7 reps
    • 95 lbs x 12 reps
  • Snatch Grip Shoulder Press (behind neck)
    • 45 lbs x Failed*
  • Arnold Press
    • 40 lbs, 3 sets x 7 reps
    • 35 lbs x 10 reps
  • Barbell Upright Row
    • 65 lbs x 12 reps
    • 75 lbs x 12 reps
    • 85 lbs x 12 reps
    • 95 lbs x 10 reps
  • Around The World Lateral Raise**
    • Drop Set: 30 lbs, 25 lbs, 20 lbs, 15 lbs, 12 lbs x 7 reps

Comments:

* I am still not able to do this exercise since I injured my left shoulder. It has taken 6 months for my shoulder to heal enough that I can do dumbbell flyes, incline press, dips, and several other chest and shoulder exercises.

** I performed 7 reps for each drop set without necessarily reaching failure on each set. By the time I used the 12 lb dumbbells they felt heavier than the 30 lbs dumbbells I started with. the latic acid burn in the shoulders was phenomenal.

I also needed to take a break before training my shoulders. After working chest it is very difficult to to train shoulders using heavy weight as all chest exercises involve the shoulders to a large degree.