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Football Journey


#1

This is all about my upcoming football season, and my 1st bodybuilding competition next june. Im 5'8 145 looking to get up to 150 by football season and 155-165 afterwards.

Anyways..

This was my leg workout yesterday...after being away from the gym for 6 frickin days!

Squats
3x5
165x5
165x5
170x5
Leg Press
3x8
Iso Lateral Leg Press
3x12
Leverage Squats
3x10
Leg Curls-3x12
Leg Extensions-3x12
(Superset)
Standing Calf Raises
2x20

Considerably weaker...I was planning for a 200x5 squat before I was told I was going on vacation.

Havent worked calves very hard lately, I am genetically gifted and have huge calves, but I plan on working them harder after football to maximize growth.

My Deadlift and my Squat have been seeing significant improvements just about every week, while my Bench Press is more like a Bitch Press, and hasnt seen much improvement lately. Oh well, just gotta keep pluggin away at it..


#2

Weightlifting with the football team today, then practice afterwards. I hate lifting with the team.


#3

Weightlifting with the team went well yesterday, I dont hate it anymore, its gotten alot better. we did 4x6 squats and I did 185 all 4 sets.


#4

I should update this more..


#5

Ok, good workout with the team, heres how it went

Warmup
Box jumps-3x12
Stage Jumps-6x12
One legged medicine ball jumps-8lbs, 4x6

Workout

Flat Bench Press-
115x8
135x3 (strange set)
135x5

Step ups
40x6
40x6
40x6

Lat pull downs

90x6
90x6
90x6
90x6
(didnt have anything to keep me in my seat so I couldnt go heavier)

Jump Shrugs
95x6
95x6
95x6
95x6

Push Press
95x6
85x6
85x6
85x6

Outside workout

tire flips
500x7
350x8

tire pulls
5x40 yds

Overall ok workout...push press could use some work, but other than that I did good.


#6

This was my workout yesterday...Max Strength Day for Lower Body

Squats
135x3
135x3
185x3
195x2
205x1
225x2 (I did 2 reps because I wasnt sure if I went deep enough on the first one, the 2nd rep was hell)

Snatch-
45x3
50x3
60x2
65x1
75x1 (Snatch is weak, plus im working on my form right now)

Rack Pulls-
225x3
275x2
295x1
305x1
315x2 (My grip Almost slipped so I decided to just try for 2, and ended up getting it)

Assistance Work

Leg Press-
1x10
1x8
1x8

Seated Leg Curl-
1x10
1x8
1x6

Standing Calf Raises-
2x5

Seated Calf Raises-2x15

Pretty good, Im gonna go up in weight next time for everything.


#7

Squat
165x4 (warmup)
195x5
215x3
225x2

Bench Press
130x5
135x3
145x2

Rack Pulls
225x5
275x3

Assistance work

Chest Supported Rows
1x8
2x6

Weighted dips
1x5 with 35 lbs

Tricep Pushedowns
1x12
2x10

Side Laterals
1x12
1x10
1x9


#8

great workout

Squats
135x3
155x3
185x3
205x3
215x3
225x4
235x2

Decline Barbell Bench Press
95x5
95x5
125x5
130x5
140x5

Deadlifts
135x5
185x5
205x5

Dumbbell Shoulder Press
2x12

Lat Pulldowns
2x12