Posts Tagged ‘Glutes’


Today was squat day at the Heavy Hammer Gym…but I had to do it without my trusty training partner Nick (@nick_benni on Instagram).  However, I did have the help of my 4 year old and my 2 year old constantly talking to me and asking me questions during my AMRAP…”Uff Da” (the proper Scandinavian spelling, lol). Here is what went down tonight:

Squats: 315x4x2, AMRAP 315×10 (no wraps or sleeves)

Incline Bench Reverse Hyperextensions: Just bodyweight for now (currently sitting around 220lbs after a couple weeks of higher carbs.  Getting back into low carb, high fat tomorrow)

Incline Bench Dumbbell Rows: 20x1x20, 25x2x20

Incline Bench Dumbbell Shrugs: 20x1x20, 25x2x20

Calf Raises (on Hack Squat Machine): 305x5x10

Sorry there is no #dailyselfie, but there is a video this time.  Hope you enjoy.  Comment if you would like to critique my form.  (I cut a lot of reps high on the AMRAP.  I guess I was nervous without my spotter there.)

(Video main sets: 280×5, 320×5, 365×5)

My leverages are all off due to weight loss so I don’t think I hit depth very often, but it feels good to be under the weight again)

Warm Ups 170×5, 215×5, 255×5

Main 280×5, 320×5, 365×5

Boring But Big 215x5x10

Dip Belt Calf Raise 70x5x20

Leg Extension 75x3x10

Bodyweight 220.6 lbs

Blood Pressure 106/74

#dailyselfie 22 Street Barbell Hat, NASA Powerlifting T-Shirt, Samsung Gear S3 Classic Smart Watch.

Week #4

Day #2



Cardio Workout – Np Cardio

Strength Phase Training – Upper Body Focus (Chest, Lats, Tri)

Bench Press (No Pause) Warmups – 155×5, 205×5, 225×3

Bench Press (No Pause) Working Sets – 260x4rx2s

Bench Press (No Pause)  Cool Downs – 205×4

Close Grip Bench Press – 135×10

Bent Over Row – 95×10, 120×10

Comments: Deload Day – 50% volume and 90% of planned intensity.  Shoulder hurt a little bit. Need to work on wrist wrap placement to get the most out of them.  Used SBD elbow sleeves.  This is a Make-Up training for missing yesterday.

Week #4

Day #2



Cardio Workout – 10 min on treadmill.  3.5mph pace. 0% incline.  130 bpm heart rate.  50-100cal burned.

Strength Phase Training – Lower Body Focus (Quads, Glutes, Hamstrings)

High Bar Squat Warmups – 135×5, 225×5

High Bar Squat Working Sets – 315x5rx2s

High Bar Squat (Pause Below Parallel) – 135x5rx2s

High Bar Squat (Pause Above Parallel) – 135x5rx2s

Comments: Deload Day – 50% volume and 90% of planned intensity.Two good workouts in one day.

Week #3

Day #1



Cardio Workout – Nothing

Strength Phase Training – Lower Body Focus (Hamstrings, Back, Glutes)

Squat (Low Bar) Warmups – 200×5, 250×5, 300×3

Squat (Low Bar) Working Sets – 325×5, 350×5, 350×5

Squat (Low Bar) Cool Downs – 300x5x2

Good Mornings – 45x10x2

Comments: Morning SQ session was a make-up for missing my training on Saturday. Done at Heavy Hammer Gym.


Cardio Workout – 10 min on the treadmill.  3.5 speed.  Around 100 cal burned.

Strength Phase Training – Upper Body Focus (Chest)

Bench Press (No Pause) Warmups – 155×5, 205×5, 225×3

Bench Press (No Pause) Working Sets – 245×5, 275×3, 275×4

Bench Press (No Pause) Cool Downs – 225x5x2

Dumbbell Bench Press – 40×10, 50×10

Comments: Evening BP session was the normal training for a Monday.  I used my SBD sleeves and wrist wraps for the first time during both of today’s sessions.  The elbow sleeves work wonderfully.  No elbow pain at all.  The wrist wraps were perfect for bench press, but too stiff to use on squat. Shoulder started hurting a bit.  Done at Big Iron Gym.

Week #2

Day #4



Cardio Workout – 10 min on elliptical. Moderate pace.  No heart rate. Burned 50-100 cal.

Strength Phase Training – Lower Body Focus (Hamstrings, Back, Glutes)

Deadlift (2″ deficit) Warmups – 215×5, 265×5, 320×3

Deadlift (2″ deficit) Working Sets – 345×5, 370×5

Deadlift (2″ deficit)  Cool Downs – 320x5x1 (I missed my second set because I rested too long and got cold)

Squat (High Bar) – 155×10, 175×10

Comments: Finally fell my DL form is locking in.  Abs tight, lats pulled down, triceps locked, feet width about right. Done at Heavy Hammer Gym.