Friday, September 12, 2014

Control upper

Spoto bench press
115lb x 4
120lb x 4
125lb x 4
130lb x 4
135lb x 4
140lb x 2

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

Shoulder press
65lb x 10

Wide neutral grip pull-ups
10 reps

Angled dips
10, 10, 10

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Control lower

Still exhausted from our trip to Toronto and late return. On Tuesday. Bloody old man!

Pause back squats
155lb x 4
165lb x 4
170lb x 4, 4
180lb x 4, 4

Pause deadlifts
195lb x 4, 4
210lb x 4

Barbell calf raises
135lb x 15
185lb x 15, 15

Monday, September 8, 2014

Heavy upper

Bench press
115lb x 6
130lb x 5 + 1
135lb x 4 + 1
125lb x 6

Pull-ups
30lb plate x 5
25lb x 5

Push press
85lb x 3
95lb x 3
105lb x 3

Pendlay row
135lb x 6, 6, 6

Dips
12, 10, 8

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Heavy lower

Easing myself back into a heavy routine.

Back squats
185lb x 6
195lb x 6
205lb x 6

Deadlifts
255lb x 6
275lb x 6

Leg extensions
75lb x 12, 12, 12

While I was doing the squats and deadlifts, there was another guy in the gym - he looked a bit younger than me and was friggin' huge - doing some upper body work: bench presses, barbell rows and shoulder presses, all with some bloody serious weight. I could see he was looking over at me during some of my sets, and I thought he was probably thinking, "Meh - lightweight", especially as I used straps for the deadlifts. He came into the changing room as I was getting ready to leave and said, "That was some impressive leg work. I can't use that much weight." Really? The guy was massive! And these weren't even my max weights.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Biceps and triceps

Alternating dumbbell curls, each side
25s x 10, 30s x 10, 10

Bench dips, feet elevated
20, 20, 16

Incline hammer curls
20s x 12, 12, 12

Seated French press
30lb x 10, 10, 10

Underhand lateral pull-downs (Bowflex)
200 x 12, 12, 12 (no way that was 200lb, but I used two 50 rods on each side)

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Heavy upper: Deloading

Bench press
115lb x 6, 6, 6, 6

Wide pull ups
10, 8, 8

Push press
85lb x 3, 3, 3

Rope lat cable rows
60lb x 10, 10, 10

Supersets
Incline dumbbell bench press
Incline dumbbell flies
25s x 12/12, 12/8, 12/5

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Heavy lower: Deloading


Back squat
150lb x 6, 6, 6

Deadlifts
205lb x 6, 6, 6

Front squat
105lb x 6, 6, 6

Hang cleans
85lb x 10, 10, 10

Straight leg deadlifts
135lb x 6, 6, 6