New Training Log
- 05-30-2013, 01:02 PM
New Training Log
For the last 8 months I have been doing a low rep routine with the emphasis on strength. I've done a 5x5, 4x6 and a 5x5. The 4x6 was pyramiding weight and the 5x5’s were the typical method.
New training route, I’m doing a less traditional routine this one is a 4x10, similar to the 5x5 with the same weights, but I will be increasing the weight every week regardless. I want the volume, I’ve lost quite a bit of weight with a good clean diet and the low rep training, so now I’m going to double my volume decrease the weight significantly at first and ramp up from there. I respond very well to high volume so my routines may seem a bit loaded. Training breakdown is as follows:
Decreasing Rep ranges as training passes so my ranges are in 4 week break downs
4x10, 4x8, 4x5\6 4x3 and 4x1, max day.
Monday - Back: Dead's, Assisted Pull Ups, Bent over Rows, seated rows and Reverse flies 4x10. Calves 3x12, Bi’s Standing Curls 10,8,6,4,2 pyramiding weight, Preacher\Hammer 10,8,6,4,2 pyramiding weight. Cardio
Tuesday – Chest: Bench, Incline, Seated Flies, Decline, Low cable flies 4x10. Calves: 3x12 Tri’s: Dips 10,8,6,4,2 pyramiding weight, Extensions\Narrow Grip Bench 10,8,6,4,2 pyramiding weight. Cardio
Wednesday – Legs: J Squats, Leg Press, SLDL, Hack Squat, Curls and Extensions 4x10
Thursday – Shoulders: BN Mil Press, Shrugs, Seated lat raise, standing Arnold raise, Up right Row, Seated Press 4x10 Calves 3x12 Work
Friday – Off\Work
Saturday – Arms: Standing Curls, Narrow grip, Preacher Curl, Extensions, Hammers, Dips, Concentration, Skulls 4x10. Calves 3x12, Cardio. Work
- 05-30-2013, 05:23 PM
Yesterday was Leg day
Squats 135x10x10x10 165x10
Leg Press 10 plates 10x10x10x10
Calves Raise 10 plates 10x10x10x10
SLDL 135lb 10x10x10x10
Hack squats 2 plates and a 25 10x10x10x10
Extensions 150lbs 10x10x10x10
Curls 140lbs 10x10x10x10
This is the biggest leg day Ive had in a while, walked out and driving home was fun, driving manual with little quad movement challenging.
Legs fell great today walking isn't as fatigued as I was thinking, weight was down compared to previous days so its the volume I was reacting to. Cant wait to see what happens once the weight becomes more challenging.
- 05-31-2013, 10:04 AM
BN Mil Pr. 135x10x10x10x10
Shrug 275x10x10x10x10 Unassisted
Seated Lat. Raise 130x10x10x10 120x10
Arnold Raise 60x10x10x10x10
Upright Rows 95x10x10x10x10
Seated Shoulder Pr. 120x10x10x10x10
This whole work out took less than an hour, 30 secs between sets one min between exercises. I was spent. Plus my gym doesn’t turn on AC past 4 pm, so it was 75 degrees at almost 100% humidity. When I start my course later this year, this will be great for controlling bloat.
06-03-2013, 11:05 AM
Standing Curl 95 x10x10x10x10
Narrow Grip 135 x10x10x10x10 (way to light)
Preacher 60 x10x10x10x10
Dips BW minus 108lbs x10x10x10x10
Hammers 40 x10x10x10x10
Skulls 85 x10x10x10x10
Concentration 20 x10 25 x10x10x10
I can’t remember the last Tri exercise I did, work is killing me, 60 hours plus the gym leaves little time for everything else. Extremely tired today, back work out might have to wait till tomorrow.
06-07-2013, 01:53 PM
Work has been killing me, back to back 4 hour sleep nights have killed my training drive
Chest on Thursday
flat 165 x10x10x10x10 pumps are crazy
seated fly 145 x10x10x10x10
decline 155 x10x10x10x10 pumps getting painful here actually had to pause and rest
cable Fly 30 x10x10x10x10
forward dips 20x10 19x8 18x6 17x4 16x3
ext 130 x10 140x8 150x6 160x4 170x4 till Death
One of the most intense pumps I've had ever and I'm not using a Pre-Workout.
06-08-2013, 12:56 AM
Nice training but why did u switch to 4x10 instead of the 5x5s low lifting are u going for more hypertrophy
06-11-2013, 01:58 PM
This is also a method to solidify my form, my dead's and squats had some flaws so im taking the time to iron out some of my major kinks. I also changed my elbow position when benching so im kind of starting from scratch.
Squats - 165 x10x10x10x10
Leg P. 10 plates 2 25's x10x10x10x10
S.L. Dead's 155 x10x10x10x10
Hack 2 plates 35 each x10x10x10x10
Had to cut short leg day, had to work and needed enough time to stretch eat and shower.
06-11-2013, 02:01 PM
Standing Curls 95 x10x10x10x10
Narrow Grip 155 x10x10x10x10
Preacher 60 x10x10x10x10
Dips BW-96 x10x10x10x10
Hammers 35 x10x10x10x10 each
Skulls 95 x10x10x10x10
Concentration 25 x10x10x10x10
Had a Pre-Work out which I normally don't use, made this session easy, felt like I had a 2nd pair of Arms.
Appetite was unstoppable I had to stay in my room so I wouldn't see any food.
06-11-2013, 02:27 PM
Dead's 245 x10x10x10x10, legs and forearms hurt way worse then back.
Pull Ups BW-112 x10x10x5x5x8x4 Failed on the middle sets, took a longer break and tweaked form (spread hands wider) seemed to do the trick.
B.O. Rows 95 x10x10x10x10 Way to easy, will increase more dramatically then other exercises next week
Seated Close Gr. Row 150 x10x10x10x10 great stretch held bottom and the top real tight.
reverse flies 35 x10x10x10x10
Curls 45 x10x10 Warm up, 65x10 85x8 105x6 125x4 135x2
Preacher 60x10 70x8 80x6 90x4 100 x2A
06-11-2013, 10:45 PM
I like your leg day routine. Loos like a good routine and I can imagine the drive home after. The arm days looks crazy. How does your body recover from that... how long does it take before you are past the fatigue?
06-12-2013, 11:30 AM
Tuesday - Chest:
Bench 170 x10x10x10x10
Incline 160 x10x10x8Fx2x6Fx4 Failed twice, I tried adding a pause at the bottom of the lift, ruined me.
Flies 152.5 x10x10x10x10
Decline 160 x9x1x10x6Fx4x5x4x1, Decline isn’t my favorite exercise, chest was pretty fatigued after incline think it played a roll.
Cable raises 35 x10x10x10x10 – More of a pump exercise not very heavy but it’s a chest killer.
Dip: 20x10 19x8 18x6 17x4 16x2 - Easy will need to increase next week
Ext: 130x10 140x8 150x6 160x4 170x2 - Also Easy.
AT this point I’m seeing dramatic arm size and strength increases. Not to mention I'm burning body fat much better than I was before also muscles feel way denser; Legs tomorrow.
06-12-2013, 11:33 AM
06-13-2013, 02:26 PM
Wed - Legs:
Squat: 170 x10x10x10x10
Made a rookie mistake, didn't count my plates. Should of done a 4x10 with 12 plates only had 11.
Leg Press 11 Pl 4 x10x10x10x10
Hack (switched routine to go easier on hams) 6 pl 4 x10x10x10x10
SLDL 160lbs 4 x10x10x10x10 (destroyed shins)
ext 157 4 x10x10x10x10
curls 130 x10 110x10x10x8x2 Legs wouldn't bend afterward had to sit and stretch to drive home
They were many more people doing legs then I was expecting, so i had to wait for machine which made my workout 20 min longer!!!! which means my output wasn't as amazing. Anyway Shoulders today.
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