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#241

How do you like the high-rep front squats? I was never able to progress at that exercise until I started doing them with low reps; a T-Nation article I forget by who clued me into the rep range change.


#242

Pretty straight forward to be honest. The usual grind at the end of the set, wee bit of wrist pain and upper back almost giving out before the the legs.

However a lot less taxing on the lower back than back squats.

I haven’t done a back squat since I fucked my back in during the first half of the year. They really give my right wrist a ton of grief as well.

Btw that workout earlier on fucking rinsed me out. I also had to do 2 spin classes the day.


#243

Inspired me to throw some front squats into my “whatever I feel like” session at the weekend.


#244

Romanian DL 4 x 12

Pull Ups 2 x 12, 1 x 10

T Bar Row 4 x 12

Cable Curl 3 x 12, 1 x 10

1 x Spin Class


#245

Incline Bench 4 x 12

Leg Press 3 x 10

DB Shoulder Press 4 x 12

Tricep Pushdown 4 x 15

2 x Spin Class

I do all these workouts fasted by the way. Not that it had any impact on my physique. Purely time management.

Doesn’t seem to have any impact on my intensity as well.


#246

Leg Curl 4 x 12

Back Extension 3 x 12

Lat Pulldown 4 x 12

Seated Row 4 x 12

Bicep Curl 4 x 12


#247

Monday

Romanian DL 3 x 12

Pull Up 2 x 12, 1 x 10

Seated Row 3 x 12

DB Bicep Curl 3 x 15

1 x Spin Class

Tue

Front Squat 3 x 10

Bench Press 4 x 12

DB Shoulder Press 3 x 8

Tricep Pushdown 3 x 12

1 x Spin Class

Thursday

Back Ext 3 x 12, 1 x 10

Leg Curl 2 x 10, 1 x 8

Lat Pulldown 2 x 12, 1 x 10

T Bar Row 3 x 12

Cable Curl with a twist 3 x 12

2 x Spin Class


#248

Whoa. Your blood sugar doesn’t bottom out??


#249

Not at all mate. Working out without a full belly is pretty natural to me.

The hungry wolf catches his prey :joy::joy:


#250

Saturday

Incline Bench 3 x 12

Hack Squat 3 x 10

Shoulder Press 3 x 12

Tricep Pushdown 3 x 15

Sunday

1 x Spin Class


#251

Today

Romanian DL 4 x 12

Pull Ups 2 x 12, 1 x 10, 1 x 8

T Bar Row 4 x 12

DB Bicep Curl 4 x 15

1 x Spin Class


#252

I’m with you on this - cannot work out after eating. Of course, training at 6am means that there’s little time to eat beforehand too…


#253

Wednesday

Bench Press 3 x 12

Front Squat 4 x 5, 3 x 3

DB Shoulder Press 1 x 12, 2 x 10

Tricep Pushdown 4 x 15

1 x Spin Class

Had to reduce the reps on the Front Squat. Legs were smoked from the spin class :roll_eyes:


#254

Today

Back Extension 4 x 12

Lat Pulldown 3 x 12

Leg Curl 1 x 11, 1 x 10, 1 x 8

Seated Row 3 x 12

Cable Curl with Twist 4 x 12

3 x Spin Classes


#255

How’s it going, Highlander?


#256

From the Clan McChong!!

I meant good mate.

Currently on building nursery duties and creating a beefy dad bod


#257

:joy:

Glad to hear it’s going well, and you’re fully involved in all aspects of dad-hood!

One of my grandparents was Scottish; we got keychains with the family crest and everything. Lol. Tres modern.


#258

Really?

I hope you have a kilt with your family tartan matey


#259

I don’t, actually. Other than going to Scotland, how would I go about locating which kilt my family has? My dad’s been to Scotland a couple times, hence knowing the family crest. My family (Watts) is a subset of a larger clan, but I forget which. I should ask him.

ETA: which tartan belongs to my family


#260

Yesterday

Incline Bench 2 x 12, 1 x 10

Chest Press 2 x 12

Leg Ext 2 x 12

Hack Squat 3 x 12

Shoulder Press 2 x 12, 1 x 10

Lateral Raise 1 x 12, 1 x 10

Tricep Pushdown 3 x 15

2 x Spin Classes

Have decided to throw in a couple of new exercises.

I’m going for 10 hard sets per body part now