Strength, Speed, Power.
- 08-28-2010, 06:53 PM
Strength, Speed, Power.
In a nut shell.......Looking at joining a new kickboxing gym haven't trained for awhile. Would like to develop all relevant fitness aspects.
From a aesthetics perspective would like to reach 200lbs see how i look keeping low BF% but that is secondary.
Im 190lbs bout 10-12% which is a lot for me I stay very lean usually but find it hard to gain weight.
Benchpress: 1 year ago before I bust shoulder 100kg
Following a west side for skinny bastard template but subject to change depending on training schedules work schedules and my ability to recover. Playing it by ear.
Bench press: First time i have benched since i messed up my shoulder.
Ramped to 3 reps of 90kg
Floor press 4x10-15, 2x25kg
Cable row: 4x10-15, 80kg
superset with face pulls: 4x10-15, 30kg
Dumbell shrug: 4x15, 2x40kg
Barbell curl: 4x10-15, 25kg
Had really bad forearm pumps and could hardly barbell curl. Shoulder felt great used more of a powerlifting technique (narrow grip elbows tucked right in). Overall pretty pleased apart from diet......got the calories in but from the wrong sources!! Tomorrows another day.
- 08-30-2010, 06:41 AM
Ok so Im training every-other day unless something crops up then i can train consecutive days (As the split allows).
Todays session is a "Reps lower body day" from WS4SB template. Basically a lower day looking at increasing athletic performance so theres plymetrics, injury proofing hams and unilateral work to improve proprioception.
Im gonna chuck in some HIIT on a bike really feel like i need to blast the cobwebs out.
I'll be hitting the gym in about 3 hours and will update later
08-30-2010, 11:18 AM
Fresh in from the gym!
Jump squats: 8x3-5 reps not going to failure.
Front foot elevated bulgarian split squats. 3 sets each leg 15 reps
Fit ball glute raise to ham curl: 4x10-15
Ab superset: Ab wheel 10 reps
Med ball twist: 10kg, 20 reps x3
HIIT Techno gym bike: 2 min warmup lvl 5.
1 min all out lvl 12, 1 min recovery lvl 5. x6 sets
finished with a bit of rope work.
Just to clarify Diet wise im eating as closely to a paleo diet as I can but not being 100% strict with that. Im aiming for 3000 kcals a day and im under no elusion that i'll grow off that! number 1 priority is fitness! I'll play with calories as I go.
Next session is "Upper body reps day". Will add some HIIT to that session too.
Also just to clarify why I'm doing this log......Basically it will help me keep track of things and hopefully i'll gain feedback on training techniques or whatever!
08-30-2010, 01:50 PM
08-30-2010, 01:52 PM
08-30-2010, 02:53 PM
Yeh pretty much. The exercise selections are the recommended ones but Im adding the HIIT.
Everything is subject to change once I join a gym and start training properly as I'm sure there will be conditioning sessions.
I may have to drop one or two days depending on recovery. My fitness levels are not what they used to be so it will be a baptism of fire for sure.
08-30-2010, 02:55 PM
09-01-2010, 11:14 AM
Right "upper reps day"
Benchpress 4x12-15, 50kg
Facepull (superset) 4x12-15 20kg
L lateral rasie 4x12-15, 2x7.5kg
Dumbell shrug 4x12-15 40kg
Incline dumbell curl (superset) 2x10kg
Felt good today, shoulder was fine. I found high rep pretty tough. cant remember the last time i did consistant high reps. Well it'll do me good.
Thought id keep track of diet aswell.
Pre workout: banana
Peri workout: Lucazade mixed with superfood, creapump, liquid aminos.
Post workout: Banana
Meal 1: Turkey, x1 large sweet potato and brocoli
Meal 2: Chicken, x1 large sweet potato.
Meal 3: Chicken, x1 large sweet potato.
Im on a late shift at work tonight and dont think i have enough food, should have planned better. I have peanut butter, sweet potatoes, and loads of whey.
didnt want to have to use whey as i sometimes get stomach issues oh well needs must.
09-06-2010, 02:08 AM
Fridays workout was as follows:
Max lower day: Back squat, ramp to 5 rep max 130kg, would have gone fore 140kg but had no spot.
Romanian deadlift, 100kg 12-15 reps
Walking lunge: 30kg x2 went for higher reps than 12-15.......just walked round the gym till i couldnt go anymore.
Ab wheel 3x for reps
Hanging full leg raise 3x for reps
Saturday, Upper rep day
Benchpress: 4x 12-15 60kg
Latpulldown superset with facepulls: 4x 12-15 50kg
L lateral raises: 4x12-15 2x10kg
Dumbell shrug superset with EZ curls: 4x12-15 2x30kg/ez curl 25kg
Sunday was a rest day.......today is lower body rep
09-06-2010, 03:32 PM
sweet potatoes are the boy!
“We are what we repeatedly do. Therefore, excellence is not an act, but a habit.”
09-07-2010, 12:39 PM
09-07-2010, 12:55 PM
Since my leg workout on Mon I have been feeling as rough as a dog.
Which reminds me:
8 sets of 5 jump squats
Bulgarian split squats, 3 sets (each leg) 15 reps, 2x5kg (building up slow)
Romanian Deadlift, 4 x 15, 100kg
Full extension leg raise 3x for reps
Todays workout was upper body rep
Benchpress: ramped 3 reps to 90kg and failed
Floor press: forgot what weight I was using so used the 30's instead of 25's got 4 sets of 8-10
Cable row (superset) 80kg, 12-15 reps
Face pull 20kg
Tarted about with shrugs but really felt bad so stopped there. Not happy but these things happen hopefully whatever I've picked up will clear up.
On a side note im not doing a paleo diet anymore as I cant get in the calories I want easily. I have bumped the calories up considerably...... well up to 4000 to be exact. Ive eaten upto 5000 a day in the past so this isnt a big deal for me really.
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