Ok here was what I was planning on doing for today
Incline Smith Press 145pd,100pd(on bar)
BTN Smith Press 90pd.60pd(on bar)
Dips +45pd, +10pd
Pullups (explain later)
Drag Rack Deads 295pd, 255pd
Here's the situation: I went down home for thanksgiving so i'm working out at a different gym. It quickly became apparent to me how working out at the same gym can make things a lot easier for certain exercises to progress on.
The smith here is obviously counterweighted differently than the one I used up at my university because the weights I was expecting to hit were muuuch to heavy for the rep range, and the worst part is that the smith was very old and obviously worn, and didn't have a sticker on it that says how it is counterweighted (if at all) so it's not like i could make an accurate adjustment.
Also, it turns out my gym here lost their dip belt, and haven't replaced it, so the weighted dips went out the window. This is what wound up happening.
Incline Smith Press 145pd(on bar)x4reps,
90pdx12-7-3 (rest pausish, just trying to get some stimulation in.
BTN Smith Press 90pd,60pd(on bar) 6r,14r
Dip Machine 140pd,130pd 10r, 13r
Pullups +10pd, bdywght 8r,9r
Drag Rack Deads 295pd,255pd 8r, 13r
Post workout notes: Because of the nature of the triceps exercise, I put off stretching chest till after dips. The only reason why I was able to set PRs in the BTN Smith Overhead Press is because I decided before this workout that I wanted to restrict the range of motion on my shoulders to just below halfway where it because more triceps.
All my shoulder rotation exercises are presses so I wanted to leave my triceps fresh. So the smith here was different, heavier, but I technically set PRs because the previous rotation I went full ROM with the shoulder press.
Well weighted dips were out, so i used the dip machine, but this gets weird because the weight I can use is heavy enough that I can't get all the way down to the seat even when I put all my weight on it, so that was weird, and might've been the reason why I obviously didn't reach true muscular failure on the first set since I only had to drop 10 pounds to get my second set quota.
Pullups, I'm just going to do bodyweight from now on and have them progress by adding reps, because I'm heavier now than I was last rotation and it'll make progress strange any other way due to weight fluctuation.
The highlight of the workout was drag rack deads where I broke PRs quite well.
Previous bests were 275pdx8, 245pdx10
This time I went 295pdx8, 255pdx13r
Hanging weighted stretches were out the window without a dip belt, so I just stretched while pulling on a power rack, and did a very low good morning for my lower back stretch.
My next workout will be affected because my gym will be closed on thanksgiving, and it's planned on thursday, but i might drive around to find another gym that is hopefully open. It might be alittle different because I have smith front squats, but oh well, we'll see.
Just can't wait till I get back to my old gym at the university.