We can talk about it, no problems. But here’s where I have been burnt elsewhere.
When I talk about my training, I want to make clear that these are not competition lifts, they are not 1RM lifts, I haven’t tried any. I think they are what you would call ‘working sets’ maybe???
I need to also say, that I only train with my trainer, and I need to make extremely clear that during squats and bench - his hands are on the bar, he likes to spot that way and i’m not going to tell him to do it any other way. I’m not here to be the strongest, although I have every intention of being strong, I’m not trying to compete with anyone. THis was a big issue in another forum. So if your happy with that, then I’m happy to talk training.
Until this week, I was doing Mon - upper/Tue - lower/Wed - upper/Fri - lower, 40 min sessions
From this week, things have had to change and it has become Mon/Tue/Wed/Sat. I’m still seeing how this will work but I the new plan includes deadlifts which I think will be wednesdays to allow 2 days recovery.
I will have to get back to you on the new plan once its settled in next week.
So examples of me liftwise, non competition, with trainers hands on the bar, all for reps, not 1RM’s…
Squat - friday last week 50kg x 10, 60kg x 8, 70kg x 5, 70kg x 6
Bench - I will simply say here that if I bench alone and pause at the bottom of the rep as in competition, I can only bench around 40kg for very few reps. I can handle more than that for reps, no pause with assist. I dont want to debate my bench. It’s progressing.
Haven’t really done much OHP, do you mean up from the chin, I’ve done reps from the chin at 30kg, but not for a while.
My other favorite is chins, I love to do chins. I can get 2 sets of 8-10 out at bodyweight no assist, I can do about 4 x unassisted +10kg.
Other common exercises in sessions include - calf raises, seated, standing, rows, machine and DB, lat pull downs, pres downs, leg press (very bad at leg press), leg curls, split squats, DB press, various chest and shoulder press on machines etc. In another forum, this part of my training was all referred to as “fluff”. I am hoping that wont be the case here.