Tag Archives: Barbell Cheat Curl

Pull – Saturday

  • RDL (w/o belt, w/ straps)
    • 325 lbs x 3 reps
    • 385 lbs x 3 reps
  • Barbell Row
    • 305 lbs x 12 reps (w/ straps)
  • Barbell Shrug (w/o belt, w/straps)
    • 385 lbs x 20 reps
  • Weighted Chin-up (bodyweight = 169 lbs)
    • 45 lbs x 7 reps
  • Dumbbell Row
    • 70 lbs x 25 reps
  • Bent Over Dumbbell Lateral Raises
    • 35 lbs x 12 reps
  • Barbell Cheat Curl
    • 160 lbs x 3 reps
  • Dumbbell Hammer Curl
    • 40 lbs x 12 reps
  • Reverse Barbell Curl
    • 65 lbs x 12 reps
  • Barbell Wrist Curl
    • 145 lbs x 12 reps

Thursday – Pull

  • RDL (w/o belt, w/ straps)
    • 330 lbs x 3 reps
    • 380 lbs x 3 reps
  • Barbell Row
    • 205 lbs x 12 reps (w/o straps)
    • 300 lbs x 12 reps (w/ straps)
  • Barbell Cheat Curl
    • 135 lbs x 7 reps
    • 155 lbs x 3 reps
    • 190 lbs x Failed*

Comments:

* I was a little tired today so I shortened the length of my workout which allowed me a chance to try a barbell cheat curl. My 190 lbs failed attempt is not a total failure. I could only bring the weight about half way up and made two attempts. I felt a huge burn in my biceps after setting the weight down. Sure I am using my legs and back to help me drive the weight up but my biceps still take an ass kicking just the same. All I know is that curling 135 lbs is now a joke to me and I do believe that once I can cheat curl 225 lbs my arms for sure will be bigger.

I have also noticed that I can develop pulling strength much faster than pushing strength for some reason. So instead of worrying about the bench press and overhead press I am going to focus on pulling power. My short term goal is to barbell row and RDL over 400 lbs for sets and reps.

Friday – Pull

Comments:

* I hit myself in the head during a warm-up set and gave myself a goose egg on my forehead. It was hard to focus after that but managed to get two singles. I am also starting to plateau in gains and think the next logical step is to switch to the power snatch or snatch.

Tuesday – Pull

  • Hang Power Snatch (w/ straps)
    • 145 lbs x 3 reps
    • 145 lbs, 3 sets x 2 reps
  • Pull-up (bodyweight = 165 lbs)
    • 47.5 lbs, 3 sets x 3 reps
  • Snatch Deadlift (w/ straps, w/o belt)
    • 275 lbs x 1 rep
    • 285 lbs x 1 rep
    • 295 lbs x 1 rep
    • 305 lbs x 1 rep
  • RDL (w/o belt, w/ straps)
    • 335 lbs, 3 sets x 5 reps
  • Reverse Curl
    • 90 lbs, 3 sets x 3 reps
  • Barbell Cheat Curl
    • 145 lbs x 1 rep
    • 165 lbs x 1 rep
    • 185 lbs x Failed