Tag Archives: Floor Press

Wednesday – Push Workout

  • Floor Press
    • 235 lbs x 5 reps
  • Bench Press
    • 205 lbs x 7 reps
  • Incline Barbell Press
    • 95 lbs, 5 sets x 7 reps*
  • Box Front Squat (w/ belt, 12″ box)
    • 205 lbs x 3 reps
    • 250 lbs x 3 reps**
  • Front Squat (w/o belt)
    • 165 lbs x 20 reps

Comments:

* I am still slowly working my way back up in weight since I injured my left shoulder. I am adding 5 lbs a workout. I used to lift around 190 lbs for sets of 5 reps in this exercise. By the time I have worked my way back up to that weight my shoulder should be completely recovered.

** Once again I failed on the third rep but I held it at the sticking point for several second before I had to drop it. I am almost tempted to give it another try again the next workout however, failing isn’t productive and I have already failed a few times at this attempt. I don’t mind failure but there are other PRs to try to break.

Monday – Push Workout

  • Bench Press
    • 205 lbs x 2 reps
    • 225 lbs x 2 reps
    • 245 lbs x 2 reps*
    • 140 lbs x 20 reps
  • Floor Press
    • 205 lbs x 2 reps
    • 225 lbs x 2 reps
    • 245 lbs x 2 reps**
  • Box Front Squat (w/ belt, 12″ box)
    • 205 lbs x 1 rep
    • 225 lbs x 1 rep
    • 275 lbs x Failed
  • Front Squat (w/o belt)
    • 160 lbs x 15 reps
  • Low Bar Back Squat (w/ belt)
    • 275 lbs x 2 reps
    • 295 lbs x 2 reps

Comments:

* I failed on the second rep but it was close. I got stuck at the sticking point and will probably try again the next workout or attempt 255 lbs for a single.

** I failed on the second rep. However, this is a new 1 rep max PR for me in the floor press. The amount of weight I can lift in the bench press compared to the floor press is close and have come to accept the it as an accurate conjugate. If I gain 20 lbs in the floor press it is safe to assume I will have gained 20 lbs in the bench press. The floor press reduces the amount of stress on the front deltoid making it an excellent alternative to the bench press if you have shoulder problems.

Saturday – Chest & Back

Chest

  • Floor Press
    • 185 lbs x 5 reps
    • 205 lbs x 5 reps
    • 240 lbs x 1 rep
  • Incline Barbell Press
    • 80 lbs, 5 sets x 7 reps*
  • Dumbbell Pullover
    • 70 lbs, 2 sets x 15 reps

Back

  • Barbell Cheat Row (w/o straps)
    • 275 lbs x 12 reps
    • 335 lbs x 12 reps
  • Barbell Shrug (w/straps)
    • 530 lbs x 20 reps**
  • Double Overhand Isometric Hold
    • 365 lbs, 3 sets x 5 sec

Comments:

* This is the first time doing incline barbell presses in several months since I injured my left shoulder. I am going to use this exercise to help rehabilitate my shoulder as I slowly work back up to the weight I once used to be able to lift.

** I had the weight positioned on the rack just above the knee which might have made it more difficult getting into the starting position. I also struggled to maintain my grip towards the end of the set. I initially wanted 25 reps but had to cut the set short or risk dropping the weight.

Friday – Chest & Back

Chest

  • Floor Press
    • 185 lbs x 5 reps
    • 235 lbs x 5 reps*
  • Close-grip Bench Press
    • 135 lbs x 12 reps
    • 190 lbs x 7 reps
  • Dumbbell Pullover
    • 70 lbs, 2 sets x 15 reps

Back

Comments:

* I accidentally increased the weight by 10 lbs instead of 5 lbs and as a result failed on the 5th rep. I will attempt 230 lbs the next workout before trying 235 lbs the consecutive workout.

Tuesday – Chest & Back

Chest

  • Floor Press
    • 185 lbs x 5 reps
    • 205 lbs x 5 reps
    • 225 lbs x 5 reps
  • Close-grip Bench Press
    • 155 lbs x 12 reps
    • 190 lbs x 7 reps*
  • Dumbbell Pullover
    • 70 lbs, 2 sets x 15 reps

Back

  • Conventional Deadlift (w/ belt)
    • 275 lbs x 5 reps
    • 355 lbs x 5 reps
  • Barbell Row (w/o straps)
    • 135 lbs x 12 reps
    • 235 lbs x 12 reps
  • Barbell Shrug (w/straps)
    • 500 lbs x 25 reps
  • Double Overhand Isometric Hold
    • 345 lbs x 12 sec

Comments:

* I failed on the seventh rep.

Saturday – Chest & Back

  • Floor Press
    • 185 lbs x 5 reps
    • 220 lbs x 5 reps
  • Close-grip Bench Press
    • 135 lbs x 12 reps
    • 155 lbs x 7 reps
    • 185 lbs x 7 reps
  • Dumbbell Pullover
    • 70 lbs, 2 sets x 12 reps
  • Conventional Deadlift (w/ belt)
    • 275 lbs x 5 reps
    • 345 lbs x 5 reps
  • Barbell Row (w/o straps)
    • 135 lbs x 12 reps
    • 225 lbs x 12 reps
  • Barbell Shrug (w/straps)
    • 495 lbs x 20 reps
  • Double Overhand Isometric Hold
    • 335 lbs x 20 sec

Monday – Push Workout

  • Floor Press
    • 185 lbs x 5 reps
    • 205 lbs x 5 reps
  • Partial Rep Bench Press
    • 235 lbs, 3 sets x 5 reps
  • Close-grip Bench Press
    • 135 lbs x 12 reps
    • 155 lbs x 7 reps
    • 185 lbs x 3 reps
  • Standing Shoulder Press
    • 45 lbs, 5 sets x 7 reps
  • Barbell Upright Row
    • 45 lbs, 5 sets x 7 reps
  • Barbell Overhead Triceps Extension
    • 45 lbs, 5 sets x 12 reps