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Wednesday – Shoulders

  • Clean & Strict Press
    • 135 lbs x 3 reps
    • 155 lbs x 3 reps
    • 170 lbs x 1 rep
  • Push Press
    • 185 lbs x 3 reps
  • Power Snatch
    • 115 lbs, 3 sets x 5 reps
  • Strict Press
    • 115 lbs, 3 sets x 7 reps

Comments:

I am a little sick today with an extremely sore throat so I didn’t have the energy to do my second workout today which would have been arms. I don’t like missing arms because this is an area I really want to work on. Right now my arms are 17″ after two years of solid training and would like to have 18″ arms by the end of my third year.

Nevertheless, arms do incidentally get a lot of direct training from my regular chest and back workouts. I do plenty of chins which work the biceps and heavy bench presses which will also build the triceps. In fact, I haven’t done much direct arm training in the first two years and focused primarily on heavy pushing and pulling exercises.

However, I do feel that I am going to have to isolate and training the arms separate if I want mammoth guns one day. If I can achieve 18″ arms by the end of my third strait year of training then I don’t see any reason why I can’t eventually one day exceed 20″ arms which at my height of 5’8″ is incredibly large for a natural bodybuilder.

Friday – Shoulders & Arms

  • Power Snatch (w/o straps)
    • 75 lbs x 3 reps
    • 95 lbs x 3 reps
    • 115 lbs x 3 reps
    • 130 lbs, 5 sets x 3 reps*
  • Behind The Neck Press
    • 45 lbs x 7 reps
    • 55 lbs, 5 sets x 7 reps
  • Around The World Lateral Raise
    • 25 lbs, 3 sets x 12 reps
  • Muscle Clean & Press
    • 80 lbs, 3 sets x 7 reps
  • Barbell Front Lateral Raise
    • 50 lbs, 3 sets x 7 reps
  • Alternating Dumbbell Curl
    • 40 lbs, 3 setsĀ  10 reps
  • Incline Dumbbell Curl
    • 30 lbs x 15 reps
    • 35 lbs x 9 reps
    • 40 lbs x 6 reps
  • Skull Crusher
    • 45 lbs x 20 reps
    • 65 lbs x 20 reps
    • 75 lbs x 15 reps
    • 85 lbs x 12 reps
  • Standing French Press
    • 45 lbs x 20 reps
    • 55 lbs x 20 reps
    • 65 lbs x 15 reps
    • 75 lbs x 12 reps
  • Pullover & Press
    • 85 lbs, 3 sets x 12 reps
  • Seated Wrist Curl
    • 85 lbs, 3 sets x 25 reps
  • Reverse Wrist Curl
    • 18 lbs, 3 sets x 20 reps
  • Reverse Crunches
    • 5 sets x 25 reps

Comments:

* Failed on 3rd rep of the very first set.

Monday – Full Body Workout

  • Bench Press
    • 135 lbs x 7 reps (touch-n-go)
    • 155 lbs x 7 reps (touch-n-go)
    • 185 lbs x 7 reps (touch-n-go)
    • 205 lbs x 7 reps (touch-n-go)
    • 235 lbs x 4 reps (touch-n-go)
    • 210 lbs x 5 reps (paused)
  • Power Snatch (w/o straps)
    • 75 lbs x 3 reps
    • 125 lbs, 5 sets x 3 reps
  • Clean Deadlift (w/o straps)
    • 205 lbs x 1 rep
    • 225 lbs x 1 rep
    • 245 lbs x 1 rep
    • 275 lbs x 1 rep
    • 295 lbs x 1 rep
    • 315 lbs x Failed*
  • Conventional Deadlift (w/o straps)
    • 315 lbs x 1 rep
    • 325 lbs x 1 rep
    • 335 lbs x 1 rep
    • 345 lbs x 1 rep

Comments:

* My grip broke. I haven’t done a clean deadlift in awhile and will have to bring my grip strength back up to par with my deadlift strength.

Wednesday – Upper Body Workout

  • Power Snatch (w/o straps)
    • 95 lbs, 7 sets x 3 reps
  • Power Jerk
    • 135 lbs x 3 reps
    • 145 lbs x 3 reps
    • 155 lbs x 3 reps
    • 165 lbs x 3 reps
    • 180 lbs x 2 reps*
  • Bench Press (paused)
    • 135 lbs x 7 reps
    • 155 lbs x 7 reps
    • 185 lbs x 7 reps
    • 205 lbs x 5 reps
    • 225 lbs x 3 reps
  • Seated Dumbbell Curl
    • 30 lbs, 5 sets x 12 reps

Comments:

* I felt my shoulder pull out of joint lowering the weight on the second rep and quit immediately. This is an old injury from a year ago that has taken so long to heal. However, this is still the heaviest I have ever lifted in the power jerk and am confident I could have gone heavier but didn’t want to risk hurting my shoulder.