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Monday – Leg Workout

  • Box Front Squat (w/ belt, 14″ box)
    • 205 lbs x 7 reps
    • 240 lbs x 7 reps*
  • Low Bar Box Squat (w/ belt, 14″ box)
    • 295 lbs x 1 rep
    • 315 lbs x 1 rep
    • 325 lbs x 1 rep
  • High Bar Box Squat (w/ belt, 14″ box)
    • 200 lbs x 3 reps
    • 205 lbs x 3 reps
    • 210 lbs x 3 reps
    • 215 lbs x 3 reps
    • 220 lbs x 3 reps
    • 225 lbs x 3 reps

Comments:

* I failed on the seventh rep.

I have never used steroids and can see why everyone takes the easy way out. I keep training naturally knowing that everyone else is on steroids. I have been training hard and the results are so slow to come.

I am only 168 lbs and did a 325 lbs back squat using only a belt and no knee wraps. I also did the back squat after pushing to failure in the front squat. This equates to a raw double bodyweight back squat which is something many bodybuilders on steroids can’t accomplish.

Arnold Schwarzenegger was 235 lbs and could do a 470 lbs raw back squat using only a belt. Athletes back in the day didn’t have elastic knee wraps that help you lift the weight or squat suits that flex back into position. The difference is that I am 5’8″ and Arnold was 6’2″.

So pound for pound I am just as strong as Arnold in this exercise. However, unlike Arnold there is literally nothing I can do with this talent. I don’t have access to a gym and train in my garage.

I want to keep training because I love muscle building. Pumping iron is in my blood and believe this is what I was meant to do with my life. I just wish my passion wasn’t kept in solace within my garage.

Saturday – Chest, Back, & Legs

  • Bench Press
    • 185 lbs x 7 reps
    • 210 lbs x 7 reps
    • 145 lbs x 20 reps
  • Incline Barbell Press
    • 100 lbs, 5 sets x 7 reps*
  • Clean Deadlift (w/o belt, w/o straps)
    • 205 lbs x 7 reps
    • 235 lbs x 7 reps
    • 275 lbs x 1 rep
    • 325 lbs x Failed**
  • Barbell Row (w/o straps)
    • 135 lbs x 12 reps
    • 245 lbs x 12 reps
  • Box Front Squat (w/ belt, 14″ box)
    • 205 lbs x 7 reps
    • 235 lbs x 7 reps
  • Low Bar Box Squat (w/ belt, 14″ box)
    • 295 lbs x 1 rep
    • 315 lbs x 1 rep
    • 325 lbs x Failed
  • High Bar Box Squat (w/ belt, 14″ box)
    • 185 lbs x 3 reps
    • 195 lbs x 3 reps

Comments:

* I am keeping the weight light and using this exercise to rehabilitate my left shoulder.

** My grip broke as the barbell reached knee height.