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Thursday 1st May 2014

Cable Row 90kg x8x8x8x7 (90s rest)

V Grip Pulldown To Chest (15) x8, (11) x12 (60s rest)

Bent Over Row 92.5kg x14, 80kg x10, 70kg x11x8 (30s)

Shrugs (Explosive) 125kg x40 (20 done, then the remainder in a rest pause style, no letting go of the bar), 105kg x40 (2 mins)

DB Shrugs (with 3s hold) 40kg x10x9 (90s rest)

Standing Calf Raise 120kg x11x8x8 (60s rest)

Leg Press Toe Press 210kg x12x11 (60s)

Seated Calf Raise 140kg x20, 160kg x10 (90s rest)

Squeezed in some extra things today as I won’t be back in the gym till Monday. Was a tough slog especially with yesterdays DOMS! I’m teaching Spin later as well so going to pay for it tomorrow! 😉


Monday 3rd June 2013

DB Pullover 42kg x12x12

‘V’ Grip Pulldown To Chest 85kg x8, 80kg x10

DB Row To Hip 34kg x12x10

Deadlift (Smith) 140kg x6 – Strange doing these on a smith machine, obviously nowhere near the same, but still better than nothing!

Bent Over Rear Raise 12kg x12x12

Quick back session at work today, hence smith deadlift – Down ‘The Shack’ tomorrow for Bench & Squats 🙂 – Haven’t squatted heavy/properly for a while, getting back into the groove of things again so looking forward to it!


Sunday 22nd April 2013

DB Pullovers 38kg x12x12

‘V’ Handle Pulldown to Chest 70kg x10x10x8x8 (60s rest)

DB Row to Hip 38kg x8, 30kg x10x10

Prone Rear Raise 8kg x15x15x15

Upper Back Machine 20kg x40


Wednesday 10th April 2013

Shoulder feeling a bit sore from Monday’s bench so did a back session:

DB Pullover 42kg x12x12

‘V’ Grip Pulldown To Chest 80kg x8, 75kg x11

DB Row To Hip 42kg x12x12

Smith Rack Pull 160kg x5

Bent Over Rear DB Raise 14kg x15x15x15


Wednesday 6th February 2013

Felt like doing some back hypertrophy work today, Then taking a few rest days as away all weekend. When I get back I’ll be focusing more on this to bring my deadlift up and general mass for the back (can’t go wrong with that!).

Cable Row 60kg x8x8x8x8 (30s rest)

‘V’ Grip Pulldown 75kg x10, 70kg x10, 65kg x10, 60kg x10 (60s rest)

DB Pullover 38kg x12x12 (60s)

Rack Pull 140kg x6 – Still not sure I’m doing these right!

Shrugs (mainly for grip work) 90kg x6x6x6 (60s)

Then threw in some Single Handle Standing Alt. Cable Curls 10kg x12x10 (60s) and DB Preachers 12kg x10x7 (no rest just alt. arms)

Arnold's Back


Wednesday 16th January 2013

Another cheeky Lunch-break back session:

DB Pullover 38kg x12x12

‘V’ Grip Pulldown 90kg x8, 80kg x10

DB Row to Hip 30kg x15x12

Rack Pull (Smith) 150kg x5 tried these again as no barbells, felt a bit better but doing deadlift tomorrow anyway so kept it shy of failure


Friday 11th January 2013

Short on time today so used my lunch break for a cheeky back session, limited equipment so did:

DB Pullover 38kg x10x10

‘V’ Grip Pulldown 90kg x6, 80kg x11

DB Row To Hip 30kg x12x12

Rack Pull 140kg x8 – Only a Smith Machine available, did 8 reps then canned it as it was just too awkward to use and the bar was too smooth to grip!


Wednesday 9th January 2013

Not been posting much lately, started my new job Monday so been a bit hectic. Also trying to sort out a new workout schedule due to shifts, hence the big gaps in training over the last week or so. Anyway, back on it today! I’ll be posting regularly again from now.

Bench 85kg x3, 97.5kg x3, 108.5kg x10+3+2 RP

Machine Lever Row 52.5kg x5, 73.5kg x18+6+4 RP

Close-Grip Bench 62.5kg x5, 87.5kg x14+4+2 RP

Reverse-Grip Curls 22.5kg x5, 31kg x10+5+5 RP

Squat 112.5kg x3, 130kg x3, 145kg x12

Weighted Dips 25kg x12+4+3 RP

‘V’ Grip Pulldown To Chest (13) x11+4+3 RP


Saturday 5th January 2013

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


Sunday 30th December 2012

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