Dead Stop DBs Lying Tri Exts
15x40, 20x30, 30x3x10
4 full body workouts in 4 days! And I dont feel like shit! Yet! Haha. Everything felt on point today. Heading out for a week long business trip. Will bring 18, 26, 44 lb KBs to get some work in a few times. Other than that, will try to recover from the 4 days of full body pounding. Will be plenty of food, beer and cocktails this week. But I deserve it. Amiright!?!?
I’m back! For now. Head to Cali Wed next week thru Sunday, but that’s deload week, so yay. May get a hotel pump on once or twice. Did a few KB circuits while I was out of town this past week. Did get 44x8 without chalk on bottoms up KB presses. That’s damn good unchalked. Didn’t even think I’d get 1. Pin squats continue to move forward. Will get a good single 315-335 standard squat Sunday if I feel good…which I am!
8th rep of 235 was slow, but got it. 235x10 ties an all time PR. Need to gain weight! Hip flexor/hip is pinchy or aggravated from squats on Monday. Hope it goes away quickly. Already much better, and leg press didn’t bother it. Think I sunk too far on the full squats. Good workout today.
This was a clusterfuck workout. I had work emergencies I was trying to take care of on the phone throughout the workout, that finally abruptly ended the workout after the first set of flat db bench. Never entered the gym mentally and barely physically. Oh well, cant win them all. Will regroup on the deload. Going to add trap bar deadlift I think. Might even drop squats! Omg!!!
-I’ve reset maxes back to build in some room to grow and increase rep quality. I will aim to hit a crisp 5, then focus on the 5x3’s. There’s nothing wrong with repeating weights! I need to iron it into my head. A faster set performed better is another form of progression idiot.
-No clue where to start on trap bar DL, so will feel it out. In no hurry though.
-Will still perform overwarmup pauses. Will keep them to 2 rep pauses, that move quick!
-I want to be able to do pistols, so I’m going to work on single leg squats/progressions.
-This block will not be as intense, unless I feel great and go for something.
-Trying to gain muscle/weight more than strength currently. Want to see 205-210 morning weight by the end of this 4 week block, a long with feeling 100% again. A down block is probably what I need.
-Will continue to have a 4th day at home where I do bottoms up kb press, swings, carries etc
Trap bar DL felt awesome. Looking forward to this addition. Going all low handle. Will start with 295 next week, and take my time going up. Wanted to do some squats, so this was a good way to limit weight and still get a little form work in. Little hip pinch, but not bad. A week off from here should help. Accidentally did 5x5 paused incline instead of a primer 10x3. Cool to hit a weight I had to rack last week though. Fly out to Cali Wed morning, so this may be my last workout till next week. My body will probably appreciate it.
45x2x10, 95x5, 135x5, 185x5, 225x3P, 245x3P, 225x6, 6, 6, 5, 6 (sandbagged set 4 with no spotter in place, mental midget I am)
Chest Supported DB Rows
Hyper Ext Rear Delt Flys
Hip Circle Goblet Squat
50x10, 60x10, 70x10, 80x10, 90x10
All good. Fly to Cali tomorrow for 5 days business. Will deload completely other than some bodyweight stuff. Time to get healed up for the upcoming 5s block. Hip feeling much better already.
Dips and goblet squats pair very well. Brutal, but awesome.
Paused Incline Bench Press
45x5, 95x5, 135x5, 165x3, 190x3, 170x10x3 (1 min rest), 135x20
Paused Standing Single Arm Band Row
15x20, 15, 15 (30s rest)
KB OH Ext
I’m back, back, from Cali, Cali. Good home workout after 4.5 hr flight. Body was tight and achy, but that’s to be expected. Was surprisingly not weak after the past 5 days of shennigans. Looking forward to a strong 5s wave.
45x2x10, 95x5, 135x5, 185x5, 205x3P, 225x3P, 255x2P, 235x5, 210x10x3 (1 min rest)
WG Neutral Cable Row
5 sets up to 170x10
Low Handle Trap Bar Deadlift
140x5, 190x5, 230x5, add belt, 280x3, 330x1, 290x5, remove belt, 250x10x3 (1 min rest)
Hip Circle Goblet Squat
Crushed some volume today without killing myself…other than the dips and goblets. I wanted to die. Abs never been hit harder than heavy-ish goblets for high reps. Especially after the ab wheel. Dead! Also, the 10x3s rest periods have been more like 45s.