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Monday’s Workout – Push

  • Weighted Dips (BW=157 lbs), 85 lbs x 15 reps, 145 lbs x 5 reps, 160 lbs x 2 reps
  • Partial Rep Bench Press (245 lbs), 4 sets x 5 reps
  • Seated Shoulder Press* (120 lbs), 3 sets x 7 reps
  • Close-grip Bench Press (160 lbs), 2 sets x 12 reps

Comments:

* The seated shoulder press is much easier then the standing shoulder or military press. I switched to seated shoulder press as it will be much easier to progress to a heavier weight. This will allow me to develop my front delt to a greater extent which is required for bodybuilding.

Wednesday’s Workout – Push

  • Weighted Dips* (BW=158 lbs + 75 lbs), 2 sets x 15 reps
  • Partial Rep Bench Press (235 lbs), 4 sets x 5 reps
  • Shoulder Press (110 lbs), 2 sets x 12 reps
  • Close-grip Bench Press (150 lbs), 2 sets x 12 reps

Comments:

* This is the first time I have used a backpack. The world record is set with with the weight in a backpack. I did 17 reps on the second set. I believe if I was fired up and wasn’t so sore I could have done 2 sets of 20 reps.

Monday’s Workout – Push

  • Weighted Dips* (BW=149 lbs + 135 lbs), 5 sets x 7 reps
  • Partial Rep Bench Press (225 lbs), 4 sets x 5 reps
  • Standing Shoulder Press (130 lbs), 4 sets x 5 reps
  • Close-grip Bench Press (140 lbs), 2 sets x 12 reps

Comments:

* The dips felt much easier today compared to my last training session. I only had a small amount of difficulty completing the seventh rep on the last set. I believe the partial rep bench presses have dramatically improved my strength in the top portion of the movement in a short period of time.

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.