Category Archives: Workouts

Friday’s Workout – Push

  • Weighted Dips (BW=152 lbs + 130 lbs), 5 sets x 7 reps
  • Partial Rep Bench Press (220 lbs), 3 sets x 5 reps
  • Standing Shoulder Press* (125 lbs), 3 sets x 7 reps
  • Close-grip Bench Press** (140 lbs), 2 sets x 12 reps

Comments:

* I completed two additional sets using 95 lbs focusing on locking out hard in the top position. I seem to have difficulty with locking out. I believe this resulted from me being lazy in the past and not fully locking out on each repetition. Unfortunately, this has also lead to a plateau in my bench press were I couldn’t get past 300 lbs.

** I only did eleven reps on the second set as my triceps were on fire plus I didn’t have a spotter.

Thursday’s Workout – Pull

Pull:

  • Chin-ups (BW=151 lbs + 37.5 lbs lbs), 3 sets x 7 reps
  • Barbell Row (190 lbs), 3 sets x 7 reps
  • Rack Deadlift (205 lbs, 275 lbs, 355* lbs), singles
  • Shrugs (220 lbs), 2 sets x 12 reps
  • Barbell Curl (110 lbs), 3 sets x 7 reps

Comments:

* Pulling 355 lbs today was easy. I was really sore today but my energy level seem to be very high. Everything felt light today except the barbell rows. I believe that 3 sets for me is enough right now. Adding the additional sets the last workout was too much for the weight I am trying to pull.

Wednesday’s Workout – Push

  • Weighted Dips (BW=150 lbs + 125 lbs), 5 sets x 7 reps
  • Partial Rep Bench Press (215 lbs), 5 sets x 5 reps
  • Shoulder Press* (125 lbs), 3 sets x 7 reps
  • Close-grip Bench Press (135 lbs), 2 sets x 12 reps

Comments:

* I could only do 2 sets x 7 reps. On the third set I failed on the seventh rep. My left arm seems to be weaker then the right and usually gives out first.

Tuesday’s Workout – Pull

  • Weighted Cin-ups (bodyweight=150 lbs)
    • 55 lbs, 5 sets x 5 reps
  • Barbell Row
    • 185 lbs, 5 sets x 7 reps*
  • Rack Deadlift
    • 275 lbs x 1 rep
    • 345 lbs x 1 rep
    • 355 lbs x Failed**
  • Shrugs
    • 215 lbs, 2 sets x 12 reps
  • Barbell Curl
    • 105 lbs, 5 sets x 7 reps

Comments:

* The last two sets felt almost too heavy. The last workout I only performed 3 sets.

** 345 lbs felt easy this time so I tried 355 lbs and was only able to pull the left side of the bar off the rack. Based on how I felt and the fact this exercise is new for me I should be able to pull this weight the next workout.

Wednesday’s Workout – Upper Body

Chest and Back:

  • Chin-ups (BW=152 lbs + 22.5 lbs), 2 sets x 12 reps
  • Weighted Dips (BW=152 lbs + 110 lbs), 4 sets x 7 reps
  • Barbell Row (175 lbs), 3 sets x 7 reps

Shoulders:

  • Shoulder Press (115 lbs), 3 sets x 7 reps
  • Bent Over Lateral Raise (25 lbs), 2 sets x 12 reps

Arms:

  • Barbell Curl (95 lbs), 3 sets x 7 reps
  • Push-ups*, 2 sets x 45 reps

Comments:

* Adding the additional 5 reps per set this time seems to be a bit too difficult. As a result I only did two sets instead of 3.