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Monday – Pull Workout


* This is the first time being able to do pull-ups again in over half a year since I hurt my shoulder and instead have been doing chin-ups. The weight felt a little heavy so I am going to drop down in weight and work my way back up slowly so I can allow myself to fully stretch at the bottom part of the movement. My should injury limited my range of motion and I haven’t allowed myself to fully stretch the lats in the bottom portion of the pull-up or the chin-up.

** I have only attempted the strict curl a couple of times since I started working out two years ago. I knew the amount I could curl was high but was surprised to find out that I size up to some of the worlds strongest in the strict curl. I am 39 years of age and currently 193 lbs because I am trying to bulk up right now. Compared to raw powerlifting world records in the strict curl I would only have to gain another 15 to 40 lbs in my curl to challenge a world record depending on which weight class I enter.

Monday – Push Workout

  • Bench Press (w/ wraps)*
    • 205 lbs x 1 rep
    • 225 lbs x 1 rep
    • 245 lbs x 1 rep
  • Incline Barbell Press
    • 120 lbs, 7 sets x 7 reps
  • Overhead Press
    • 90 lbs, 7 sets x 7 reps
  • Around The World Lateral Raises
    • 30 lbs, 7 sets x 7 reps
  • The 22 Push-up Challenge (Knuckle)**
    • 3 sets x 22 reps
  • Strict Curl
    • 95 lbs x 1 rep
    • 105 lbs x 1 rep
    • 115 lbs x 1 rep
    • 125 lbs x 1 rep
    • 135 lbs x Failed


* This is the first time I have ever used wrist wraps for the bench press. I didn’t go as heavy as I normally do and assume it will take some time to get accustomed to using them. The end result should be an increase in the amount of weight I should be able to lift as wrist wraps immobilize the joint keeping the wrist perfectly straight which decreases the distance the bar has to travel down tot he chest.

** I decided to switch to knuckle push-ups since doing 22 push-ups is no longer a challenge. However, I think Jason Statham is the epitome of manhood and want to continue with his 22 push-up challenge. I just bought his movie Mechanic Resurrection and can’t wait to see what movies he does next.