Seated Press 62.5kg x5x5x9, followed by DB Lat Raise 7.5kg x21x12 (60 secs rest)
Weighted Chins (after each press set) 24kg x7, 20kg x7x6, followed by V Grip Pulldown (12) x9+5+3 RP
Weighted Dips 20kg x18+5+4 RP
T Bar Row 50kg x10x10x8x8x7 (60s)
Rack Pull (below knee) 180kg x4
Lever Deadlift 200kg x5, 240kg x2
Shrugs 35kg x20+8+6 RP
DB Seated Shoulder Press 26kg x10x9, 24kg x7, 20kg x10x9 (90secs between sets)
Smith Behind Neck Press (seated) 35kg x8, 35kg x8x8
Close-Grip Bench 100kg x3, 90kg x6, 80kg x8 (last two paused) (90s)
Dips x15x13x11x9x7x5 (no rest – just as superset with abs)
Ab Sling Knees to Elbows x10 between every set for a total of 160 reps
Been having some shoulder issues again recently so threw in a shoulder & tricep workout today which showed up a weakness on my left side (from previous injury) – Going to bring back some direct rotator cuff work and more DB’s to sort it – I hope!
Seated Press 67.5kg x5x5x7
V Grip Pulldown (11) x15x13x11 (between press sets)
Dips x20x20x14 (60s)
Squat 120kg x5, 140kg x3, 160kg x2, 170kg x1, 180kg x1 🙂
45 Degree Leg Press 200kg x10, 300kg 5, 400kg x5
Seated Press 65kg x5x5x9
V Grip Pulldown (10) x14x13x10 (between press sets) – dropped weight on these to focus on technique
Dips x30x15x10 (60 secs rest)
Rack Pull 180kg x4x4x4 (90s)
Seated Press 70kg x4x4x5
V Grip Pulldown (14) x13x11x10 (between press sets)
Dips x28x16x13 (60s rest)
Deadlift 170kg x4
Seated Press 70kg x3x3x5
V Grip Pulldown(14) x13x10x9 (between press sets)
Dips x27x15x12 (60s rest)
45 Degree Leg Press 380kg x10
Really cold at the gym today, struggled to warm-up (the bars were freezing!) and I think my Press really suffered for it. Either that or just a bad session 😦
Seated Press 53.5kg x3, 61kg x3, 68.5kg x7+1+1 RP followed with 7.5kg DB lat raises x16
Deadlift 160kg x3 (was supposed to be 2, but first rep didn’t feel right so did another on the end instead)
Speed Deadlift 130kg x3x3x3x3x3x3x3x3 (60s rest)
3 Circuits of Stiff-Legged Deadlifts 75kg, Bent Over Row 75kg, Reverse Grip Pulldown (10) and Good Mornings 50kg – 8 reps of each with 30-60 seconds between exercises and 30-60s rest after each circuit.
Seated Press 50kg x5, 57.5kg x5, 65kg x9+2+1 RP then 5kg DB Lateral Raises x20
The rest of the session was Deadlift & Back focus derived from Ed Coan’s programming. I’ll be doing this every other session for the next 7 weeks with the aim to hit 200kg at the end of the cycle. The alternate session will remain pretty much as it was previously.
Deadlift 150kg x2
Speed Deadlift 120kg x3x3x3x3x3x3x3x3 – 90s rest between sets
Circuit of Stiff-Legged Deadlifts 70kg, Bent Over Row 70kg, Reverse Grip Pulldown (10) and Good Mornings 50kg – 8 reps of each with 30 seconds between exercises and 2 mins rest after each circuit.
Crazy busy last few days, haven’t got around to posting anything so will be a few today!
Session went well, shoulders still a little sore, but still managed to beat previous lifts so not as bad as I thought 🙂
Seated Press 55kg x5, 62.5kg x3, 70kg x8, 55kg x9+2+2 RP
Weighted chins (palms facing) 24kg x7+2+1 RP
Bicep Curls 33.5kg x5, 41kg x6+2+1 RP
Stiff-Legged Deadlifts 70kg x5, 86kg x15
Deadlift 127.5kg x5, 145kg x3, 162.5kg x6 – Form gone to pot again! Really going to focus on bringing my deadlift up to standard alongside my other lifts, I’ve had the priviledge of talking with a record-holding powerlifter latelty and he’s given me some tips so after this cycle I’ll take a deload and then a bit of restructuring of lifts to focus on getting this done once and for all!
Weighted Dips 33kg x12+4+2 RP
‘V’ Grip Pulldown to Chest (14) x11+4+2 RP
Seated Press 51kg x3, 60kg x3, 66kg x9+2+1 RP – (No Wraps) Lost Grip on rep 10, but going to persevere without the wraps for now to improve wrist strength.
Weighted Chins 22.5kg x8+2+1 RP
Bicep Curls 26kg x5, 36kg x10+5+3 RP
Stiff-Legged Deadlift 53.5kg x5, 75kg x15
Deadlift 120kg x3, 136kg x3, 153.5kg x8 – Felt a bit better than last weeks lifts, but still got technique issues when I watch it back. Weight too far forward – I’m going to do more warm-up sets to work on it.
Weighted Dips 30kg x13+4+3 RP
‘V’ Grip Pulldown to Chest (14) x9+3+2 RP
Paid for the back session yesterday! Really struggled on the deadlifts todayas back tired, oops! Press was fine though so not all bad 🙂
Seated Press 48.5kg x5, 55kg x5, 62.5kg x10+3+2 RP
Weighted Pull-ups 20kg x6+2+1 RP
Bicep Curls 26kg x5, 31kg x12+5+5 RP
Stiff-Legged Deadlifts 53.5kg x5, 65kg x25
Deadlift 111kg x5, 128.5kg x5, 145kg x7
A bit of DOM’s from yesterday’s session – not done DB pullovers for a while, Lats & Triceps suffering for it!
Seated Press 53.5kg x5, 61kg x3, 68.5kg x6, 53.5kg x12+3+2 RP
Weighted Chins (palms facing) 22.5kg x6+2+1 RP
Curls 32.5kg x5, 42.5kg x5+2+1 RP
Stiff-Legged Deadlifts 68.5kg x5, 90kg x15
Deadlift 125kg x5, 141kg x3, 157.5kg x3
Weighted Dips 25kg x13+5+3
Had a bit of a cold last few days so haven’t trained, gave it a go today anyway as feeling a bit better – Not too bad a session (weight/reps-wise), but it was a bit of a tough slog!
Seated Press 50kg x3, 57.5kg x3, 65kg x9+2+2 RP
Weighted Chins 20kg x8+3+2 RP
Bicep Curls 25kg x5, 35kg x9+4+3 RP
Stiff-Legged Deadlift 52.5kg x5, 73.5kg x20
Deadlift 116kg x3, 132.5kg x3, 150kg x6 – feeling these more than anything else! probably had more than 6, but too knackered.
Weighted Dips 22.5kg x12+5+4 RP
‘V’ Grip Pulldown to Chest (13) x10+4+3 RP
Another hungover struggle! As much as I’m enjoying Christmas, the after effects are not helping my progress! 🙂 Ah well, one more session tonight (new years eve), then clean for a while.
Seated Press 46kg x5, 55kg x5, 61kg x10+3+2 RP
Weighted Pull-ups 12kg x7+2+1 RP
Stiff-Legged Deadlifts 52.5kg x5, 62.5kg x25
Bicep Curls 25kg x5, 30kg x12+5+4 RP
Deadlift 107.5kg x5, 125kg x5, 141kg x8 – I’ve decided to go back to regular deadlifts from Sumo as can’t quite get the technique right and it’s irritating my hip.
Weighted Dips 20kg x14+5+3 RP
‘V’ Pulldown to Chest (12) x12+5+3 RP
Had few internet issues over Christmas so haven’t posted in a while. Managed to get down the gym on boxing day to burn off some of the alcohol over last few days!
Seated Press 52.5kg x5, 60kg x3, 66kg x9, 52.5kg x12+4+3 RP
Weighted chins (PF) 15kg x7+3+2 RP
Bicep Curls 30kg x5, 37.5kg x6+3+” RP
Stiff-Legged Deadlift 65kg x5, 80kg x17
Sumo Deadlift 95kg x5, 107.5kg x3, 120kg x9
Weighted Dips 20kg x12+6+4 RP
‘V’ pulldown (12) x11+5+3 RP
Felt really lethargic this Sunday (hangover!!), so just worked through exercises, didn’t push for PR’s for once!
Seated Press 48.5kg x3, 55kg x3, 62.5kg x7+2+1RP
Weighted Chins 15kg x7+2+1RP
Bicep Curls 23.5kg x5, 32.5kg x10+5+4RP
Stiff-Legged Deadlifts 50kg x5, 70kg x15
Sumo Deadlift 91kg x3, 105kg x3, 117.5kg x13
Hamstring curls (6) x12+4+2RP
Dips 20kg x10+4+4RP
Taking an unscheduled week off, starting a new job this week and just generally busy leading up to Crimbo. I’ll do some body weight stuff here and there where I can .. Maybe even some frequency chins through the week, but mainly it’s a rest – I’ll continue where I left off this weekend 🙂
Really good session today,despite covering Spin yesterday I felt full of energy! I put it down to getting a good nights sleep and plenty to eat (ate dinner about an hour before teaching, and had a big meal when I got home :)).
Seated Press 46kg x5, 52.5kg x5, 58.5kg x9+3+2RP
Weighted Pull-ups 10kg x8+2+2RP
Bicep Curls 23.5kg x5, 28.5kg x12+5+4RP
Stiff-Legged Deadlift 50kg x5, 60kg x20 (dropped weight on these to focus on form, also using as a warm-up for deadlifts, so staying shy of failure)
Sumo Deadlift 85kg x5, 97.5kg x5, 110kg x15, 85kg x10 then Hamstring curls (6) x10+4+3RP
Decided to add in some ‘V’ pulldown to chest (level 11) x12+6+4 and weighted dips 10kg x18+8+4RP
Struggled to get going today, taught 3 SPIN classes in last two days so a bit stiff!
Seated Press 50kg x5, 57.5kg x3, 63.5kg x7 then 50kg x10+4+3RP
Weighted Chins (palms facing) 10kg x9+4+3RP
Bicep Curls 30kg x5, 36kg x7+3+3RP
Stiff-Legged Deadlift 97.5kg x5, 120kg x5 – Going to lower weight on these, started too heavy and not feeling it much in the hamstrings, it’s more of a Romanian Deadlift
Sumo Deadlift 95kg x5, 107.5kg x3, 120kg x8 then 95kg x10
Lying Hamstring Curls (5) x14+5+4RP
Threw in some ‘V’ grip pulldowns (11) x11+5+4RP
Seated Press 47.5kg x3, 53.5kg x3, 61kg x9+2+2RP
Sumo Deadlift 90kg x3, 100kg x3, 113.5kg x13 then 90kg x10 – Still working on the technique for these, definitely easier on the lower back, but still not feeling right – I’m adjusting feet position each session till I can work out the best for me and practicing as part of my warm-ups every session.
Bicep Curls 22.5kg x5, 31kg x10+4+3RP
Stiff-Legged Deadlifts 105kg x9+2+1RP – Lower back was killing me so I know the form is definitely an issue on these, especially after doing the Sumo-Deadlifts – I’m thinking about swapping them out for Good Mornings or Pull-Throughs ..
Slight alteration to yesterdays layout – I’m going to do Seated Press and Sumo Deadlifts for now and return to the conventional lifts once I’ve lessened my Hyperlordosis (hopefully!).
Seated Press 43.5kg x5, 50kg x5, 57.5kg x9+2+1
Sumo Deadlift 107.5kg x5, 125kg x5, 140kg x7 – followed up with 107.5kg x10. Form a bit ugly on the heavier sets so going to drop the weight and focus on technique.
Bicep Curls 22.5kg x5, 27.5kg x12+5+5
Stiff-Legged Deadlifts 75kg x5, 90kg x12