Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Control upper

Much better than yesterday's PT session, when nothing seemed to click.

Spoto bench press
115lb x 4
120lb x 4
125lb x 4
130lb x 4
135lb x 4
140lb x 4

Bent over barbell row
95lb x 4
115lb x 4
125lb x 4, 4, 4, 4

Shoulder press
70lb x 10

Neutral grip pull-ups
10 reps

Angled dips
10, 10, 8

Tricep cable extensions
50lb x 7
40lb x 10, 8

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Heavy lower

Back squat
200lb x 6
210lb x 6
215lb x 6

Deadlifts
275lb x 6
290lb x 6

Hang clean
85lb x 12, 11

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Control upper


Spoto bench press
115lb x 4
120lb x 4
125lb x 4
130lb x 4
135lb x 4
140lb x 3 + 1

Pendlay row
135lb x 4, 4, 4, 4
140lb x 4, 4

Push press
95lb x 3, 3
100lb x 3

Wide grip pull-ups
12 reps

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Control lower


Pause back squats
175lb x 4
185lb x 4
190lb x 4
200lb x 4, 4, 2+1

I failed pretty spectacularly with my last set. I got stuck in the hole attempting the third rep and had to bail, dropping the barbell noisily. Mitch helped me rack the bar, I rested a bit, then tried - successfully - for a third rep. I got stuck again attempting a fourth, but Mitch was spotting me and helped me back up. Ordinarily, I would have been disappointed at my failure, but this was a heavy routine, and a bit more ambitious than the last time I tried the same thing. At least I had the confidence to try, and also to try again after failing a rep.

Pause deadlifts
215lb x 4, 4
225lb x 4

Cable crunches
40lb x 12, 12, 12

I ran out of time because I'd spent so much time warming up and resting between squat sets. I was still tight from last week's heavy leg day with Mitch, so I really did need to warm up well.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Control upper

Felt a bit sluggish today, which meant I struggled to hit some of the same numbers as last time. I think it was just because I needed to eat closer to my workout.

Bench press
130lb x 6
133lb x 4 + 1 + 1
135lb x 3 + 1 + 1 + 1

One-arm dumbbell rows; per arm
60lb x 6, 6
65lb x 6

Shoulder press
85lb x 5 + 1

Pull-ups
47lb x 4 + 1 + 1

Decline bench press
85lb x 12
95lb x 12, 10

Machine rear delt rows
70lb x 12
80lb x 12
85lb x 12

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Control upper


Spoto bench press
120lb x 4, 4
125lb x 4
130lb x 4, 4
133lb x 4

Barbell row from the ground
135lb x 4, 4, 4
140lb x 4
145lb x 4, 4

Shoulder press
70lb x 10

Parallel pull-ups
12 reps

Dips
12, 9, 7

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Heavy lower

I had a busy work schedule today, so only had time for the two main lifts.

Back squat
190lb x 6
200lb x 6
205lb x 6

Deadlifts
260lb x 6
280lb x 5

I was going to attempt the sixth rep, but my back was so fatigued that I couldn't get my set up right. I didn't want to risk another lower back injury, like a couple of weeks ago, so decided to quit.