Last Workout in June

The last workout of the month landed on a leg day —    Warm up:   Kettlebell stiff legged deadlifts: 4 x 25, 12 lbs Hip abduction: 4 x 25, 25 lbs Hip adduction: 4 x 25, 25 lbs Workout: Sumo deadlift: 6 x 3-4 (80% 1RM), 230 lbs Barbell back squats: 8 x 6-8Continue reading “Last Workout in June”

When the Bench Press Needs Work

Ugh! my bench , my bench, my bench needs improvement. Today was a heavier day for bench — what i could consider heavier but not near my max day. I was working in the 3 rep range and did 95 lbs & 110 lb lifts for my bench press. I show both lifts Here. My benchContinue reading “When the Bench Press Needs Work”

Bench Speed Day

Warm up:   DB chest press: 4 x 25, 30 lbs Cable Triceps pushdown: 4 x 25, 30 lbs Cable face pulls: 4 x 25, 30 lbs Workout: Barbell bench press: 8 x 5-6, 75 lbs Barbell bench press (wide grip): 5 x 8-10, 80 lbs Barbell bench press (close grip): 5 x 8-10, 75Continue reading “Bench Speed Day”

Bloated but got it done

Warm up:   Seated leg press: 4 x 25, 60 lbs resistance band lateral leg raises: 4 x 25 each leg, green band stationary lunges: 4 x 25 Workout: Conventional deadlift: 6 x 3, 230 lbs (75% RM) Barbell back squat: 8 x 5, 135 lbs (60% RM) Box squats: 5 x 8-10, 185 lbs Continue reading “Bloated but got it done”

New leg day strategy

Today, I decided on a new strategy for my powerlifting workouts, due to wanting to switch things up a bit and still challenge myself. The changes will only concern my leg day workouts (Tuesday and Thursday’s) but hopefully I will see good results from the switch up and reduce the soreness.  I will continue toContinue reading “New leg day strategy”