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July 10, 2015

AM Workout I was quite the sight in the office gym, I was wearing a dirty, stained white shirt with a giant rip down one armpit. I looked like the Brooklyn Brawler, LOL

warmup:
superset: (run through it twice)
a. DB side raises, 3 sec iso hold at the top, 3 sec negs
b. Cuban presses
c. one arm shrugs, high reps

Closegrip Bench Press (superset with Blackburns, approx. 60 sec rests between the blackburns and the next BP set)

bar x 5
95 x 5
135 x 1
*elbow sleeves, wrist wraps on*
180 x 6
180 x 6
180 x 6
180 x 6
180 x 6
180 x 6

Incline DB Press (60 sec rests)

50s x 3
55s x 3
60s x 3
65s x 3
70s x 3
75s x 3

notes: low reps, work my way up until the reps stopped being smooth. building that shoulder girdle back up

Flat DB Press (60 sec rests)

50s x 12
60s x 10
70s x 8
75s x 6
80s x 4
85s x 4

notes: shoulder was feeling good, was able to up the weight a bit!

had to rush back to work after that.

PM Workout

warmup: foam rolled pecs, foam rolled armpits…

then work called. I had to fix a problem. I could either fix it Friday night or fix it Saturday morning. So… I put down the foam roller, left home, and went back to the office.

Workout fail, haha.

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June 25, 2015

Was able to switch the order today: big workout in the morning, then some light work in the evening.

AM Workout

With all the pressing on the menu, warmup would be a priority.

warmup: 2 Supersets of
1. DB Side Raises x 6, with 3 second holds at the top and 3 second negatives
2. Cuban Presses x 8
3. 1 Arm DB Shrugs x 20

Closegrip Bench Press: superset each set with a “YWT iso-hold”, laying on my stomach, hold my arms up in each position for 10 seconds
(60 sec rest after the YWT before another set of CGBP)

bar x 5 / YWT
95 x 5 / YWT
135 x 5 / YWT
185 x 4 / YWT
185 x 4 / YWT
185 x 4 / YWT
185 x 4 / YWT
185 x 4 / YWT
185 x 4 / YWT
185 x 4 / YWT
185 x 4 / YWT

notes: yar, 8 working sets. working out alone meant I had to burn through some energy unracking it, which sucked.

Incline DB Press (90 sec rests)

35s x 5
50s x 5
60s x 5
65s x 5
70s x 5

Flat DB Press (90 sec rests)

50s x 12
60s x 10
70s x 8
70s x 6
70s x 4

notes: by the time I got to the 3rd set, my shoulders were damn tired, so I kept the weight for the next few sets

V Bar Pushdowns (30 sec rests)

57.5 x 20
57.5 x 15
57.5 x 11

Decline DB Flys (30 sec rests)

15s x 12
15s x 12
15s x 12

notes: these don’t do much for my chest, but they warm up my shoulders a bit, so I focused on the stretch at the bottom

Full day of work.

PM Workout

Thought I could use the apartment crappy gym then chill in the hot tub, but the hot tub was under maintenance, so whatever.

warmup: none

Pec Deck (30 sec rests)

1p x 15
2p x 15
3p x 15
4p x 15
5p x 15
6p x 15
7p x 15
8p x 15

notes: lightweight, but tired out my chest nice and good. pre-exhaust accomplished.

Bench Press Machine (extra-widegrip, 30 sec rests)

1p x 15
2p x 15
3p x 15
4p x 15
5p x 15
6p x 15
7p x 15
8p x 15

post-workout: 15 min LISS

Hi!  Sorry for the delay in putting my workout up.  these things can’t be avoided sometimes.

 

My routine has been changed up, in an effort to refocus on weight loss.  Too late to shred for summer, but goddamn it, I can be shredded for Halloween, ROFL!  5/3/1 goes back in the closet for now, just a little while!

 

May 26Chest & Shoulders

(about 60 sec rest b/w sets)

Giant Set:  Flat DB Press & Cable Fly & Incline TRX Pushups

80s x 6 / 50 x 12 / 25

80s x 6 / 50 x 12 / 25

80s x 6 / 50 x 12 / 25

80s x 6 / 50 x 12 / 20

notes:  I was sucking wind, this workout was already tough!

Giant Set:  Standing OHP & Strict DB Side Raise & seated Arnold presses

95 x 6 / 12s x 12 / 12s x 25

95 x 6 / 12s x 12 / 12s x 25

95 x 6 / 12s x 12 / 12s x 25

notes:  coolness went out the window, I was just trying to get through this

Giant Set:  unilateral flat DB press & unilateral RD cable fly & Upright Row (we tried a Cuban Press, but my rotators weren’t havin it)

40s x 12/12   20 x 12/12   60 x 15

40s x 12/12   20 x 12/12   60 x 15

40s x 12/12   20 x 12/12   60 x 15

 

was going to do cardio, but I went for a massage instead!  massage focused on calves, forearms, some shoulder and back.  my Right side is tight across the board, and I am being warned my back needs some extra TLC sometime soon.

 

Quite the opposite of TLC, May 27 was Back Day!

Right after work, headed to a backup office gym.  I thought it would be empty, sadly it was not, and juggling circuits got a little awkward.

(rest time between sets varied 20-60 sec, depending on waiting for someone)

Giant set:  Bent Over DB Row & Closegrip Pulldown & Straight Arm Pushdown

100s x 6/6     120 x 12     20 x 25

100s x 6/6     130 x 12     30 x 25

100s x 6/6     130 x 12     30 x 25

100s x 6/6     130 x 12     30 x 25

100s x 6/6     130 x 12     30 x 25

notes:  cable work got tough, but I grinded it out!

Giant Set:  Assisted Hammergrip Pullups & Widegrip Cable Row (hammergrip, elbows high) & Reverse Pec Deck (free handles)

6     100 x 12     50 x 25

6     110 x 12     40 x 25

6     120 x 12     40 x 25

6     130 x 12     40 x 25

6     140 x 12     40 x 25

notes:  pec deck was a little stiff at the start, but I got the hang of it.  hittin them rhomboids!  I could feel the work the RMT did the day before, left rhomboid was poppin and snappin!

 

post workout:  30 min elliptical, incline, resistance, music 🙂

 

 

Just keep working and grinding!  Keep at it dude.