Chest, Back

10 sets x 3 reps wide grip chins using 30 lbs attached to my waist followed by 10 sets x 10 speed reps bench press using 135 lbs.

The other day I was worried about my cheat curl and miss it. I don’t have time for an isolation exercise in my life right now.

I am relying on the chin up to build big arms and hope it works. The other day after finishing my workout I later noticed a pull in my biceps when I extended my arm straight. This is evidence stress is being placed on the muscles there.

It is a psychological battle as I no longer experience muscle soreness in the biceps. The biceps adapt fast and are difficult to get sore. If you can make your biceps sore your arms will grow for sure.

Right now I am having trouble finding the time so I hope I hope I still get big guns from heavy chins.

Chest, Back

10 sets x 3 reps wide grip chins followed by 10 sets x 10 reps bench press.

I used 25 lbs attached to my waist in the chin ups and it is finally getting harder to pull right to my Adam’s apple on every rep. I also did 12 sets instead of the usual 10 and hung around on the bar at the end of a few sets to stretch out a little.

I used 135 lbs in the bench press but did 15 reps on the last 4 sets just to mix it up.

Back, Biceps, Forearms

10 sets x 3 reps wide grip hammer chins using 22.5 lbs attached to my waist, followed by 10 sets x 7 reps barbell pullover, 10 sets x 7 reps cheat curl, 5 sets x 30 reps seated wrist curls, and 5 sets x 10 reps reverse barbell curl.

The chins are easier then when I first started and will be using a 45 lbs plate again very soon without difficulty. Also, once I start using a 25 lbs plate the weight hangs much better of the belt and the plate has enough surface areas to no longer dig into my body.

I just incorporate the barbell pullover into my program and started with 95 lbs. This is such light weight for me but I could feel a small pull in my left elbow so I am going to take my time and work up in weight slowly. Last time I stopped around 155 lbs fore sets of 5 reps but was afraid of hitting my head as I don’t have a spotter. I have never had an accident in this exercise but similar to the skull crushes it is an exercise you don’t want to ever goof on.

I used 105 lbs in the barbell curl and suppose I will keep increasing weight.

I am using 110 lbs in the seated writs curl and finding it easy. The muscle soreness I experience each time I perform this exercise is less and less. I might have to go really heavy or super high reps.

For the reverse wrist curl I used 50 lbs and also make sure I use chalk so my grip doesn’t break. This is a baby weight for me as I will be about to reverse curl 100 lbs plus for sets and reps.

Chest, Back

10 sets x 3 reps weighted chins using 17.5 lbs and 10 sets x 10 reps bench press.

I just finished the chins and feel good about them. I can still pull almost every rep to my Adam’s apple so next workout I will increase the weight to 20 lbs. I can’t wait to use a 25 lb plate as it is easier to attach around the waist compared to little plates that can crush your nuts.

Lats, Biceps, Forearms

10 sets x 3 reps of wide grip hammer chins for the lats, 10 sets x 10 reps of preacher curl for the biceps, and 5 sets x 30 reps seated wrist curl.

For the chin-up I used 15 lbs attached to my waist with a belt which is still really easy for me.

I added 5 lbs to my seated wrist curl so I am using 100 lbs now. I didn’t feel a lactic acid burn last workout but the forearm flexors did get sore. In fact they are still sore today.

Chest, Shoulders, Triceps

10 sets x 10 reps of bench press followed by 10 sets x 10 reps side lateral raise and 10 sets x 10 reps standing french press.

I used 40 lbs today in the lateral raise for all sets and chalk to enhance grip. I like to set the dumbbells on a bench in front of me so I don’t have to continuously pick them up off the floor or carry them to a rack.

The weight is much heavier than I should handle so I cheat by swinning the weight. I don’t care what it looks like. This is the first time I have done this and the pump in my deltoids after delt great.

I also focus on trying to not let the dumbbells touch my thighs on the way down to keep tension on the delts. I believe this is important because the time under tension decreases as you use a shorter range of motion.

For the french press I started with 50 lbs and am not totally confident if I am going to try to progressively add weight. The stress in the elbows is high from this exersice and my elbows can get hurt easily if I try to go too heavy too fast.