Posts Tagged ‘Kaz’

Sorry it has been so long since I have posted.  Getting ready for our annual Jazz Festival has been a lot of work and very time consuming.  I haven’t missed any training days, but I haven’t had any time to post.  Instead of bombarding you with a bunch of posts, I am going to include all of those workouts in this post.  So…here it goes:

2/1/16 – Monday – Heavy Bench Day

Bench Press – 245x3x10, 270x1x2, 295x1x1 (a little different from what I would normally do. Shawn Frankl has been giving me a few pointers to try to get me to bench 360 or 365 at my next meet)

Incline Bench Press – 195x3x10

Dumbbell Bench Press – 60x3x12

Cable Flys – #2x2x15 (not sure what the plates weigh on this machine)

2/2/16 – Tuesday – Heavy SNOW SHOVELING DAY!!!

2/3/16 – Wednesday – Overhead Press Day

Overhead Press – 145x3x10, 165x1x2, 175x1x1

Upright Rows – 95x3x10

Kaz Shrugs – 135x3x30

2/4/16 – Thursday – Deadlift Day

AM Cardio – 6.1 mi / 15 min.

Deadlift – 290x3x6, 315x3x5

Seated Row – 135x3x10

Lat Pulldown – #10x3x10 (again, don’t know what the weights are on this machine)

2/5/16 – Friday – Light Bench Day

Bench Press – 175x3x10

Slingshot Bench Press – 225x1x10

Close Grip Bench Press – 135x3x10

2/7/16  – Sunday – Heavy Squat Day

High(er) Bar Squats – 400x6x2

Low Bar Squats – 225x2x3 (trying to get back into a power squat form)

2/8/16 – Monday – Heavy Bench Day

Bench Press – 250x3x10, 275x1x2, 300x1x1

Dumbbell Bench Press – 60x3x12

Cable Flys – 25x3x12

Tricep Extensions – 40x3x12

2/9/16 – Tuesday – Light Squat Day

Squat 135x1x3 (pulled my hamstring on rep 3 of my warm-up set.  not sure what happened, but I couldn’t hardly walk for the next 2 days.  maybe overworked it last Sunday)

2/10/16 – Wednesday – Overhead Press Day

Overhead Press – 150x3x10, 170x1x2, 180x1x1

Push Press – 225x3x1

Behind-the-Back Shrugs – 140x3x20

2/11/16 – Thursday – Deadlift Day

Sumo Deadlift – 340x6x4

Seated Rows – 75x3x10

2/12/16 – Friday – Light Bench Day

Bench Press – 135x3x10

Tricep Extensions – 50x3x12



Thursday – Hamstrings, Back, Calves

Sumo Deadlift – 225x2x10 (Really, this my first time trying sumo dl) – This actually felt really good.  I might switch my competition DL style to sumo and use conventional in 1 training block.

Stiff Leg Deadlift – 135x2x10

Seated Row – 50x2x10  – My version is close to regular except, at home, I only have the Spud Econo Pulley system so I can’t get quite the right angle.

Barbell Shrug – (Kaz Shrugs today) – 135x2x10 – Kaz Shrugs are using a narrow grip for 10 reps, switching to a normal grip for 10 reps, and then switching to a wide grip for 10 reps.  I did this and counted all 3 grips as 1 set.  So, technically, I did 2 sets of 30 reps.

Standing Calf Raises – 275x2x10

Daily “Selfie” – This is my Gorilla Bench T-shirt.  I won it in a Facebook Give-Away.  One of my favorite shirts.  Fits nicely and feels lightweight. On the back it says, “Training – Its like wrestling a Gorilla.  You don’t quit when you’re tired, you quit when the Gorilla is tired.” You can purchase them here:


Sorry it has been a while.  The beginning of this school year has been busy.  Don’t worry though, I haven’t skipped a workout and I have still been working on my diet.  Here is my journal entry for yesterday.

Strength Phase – Week 2, Day 3, am and pm workout, Upper body focus

Overhead Press WUp- 95×5, 105×5, 125×3 – rpe 2

Overhead Press – 150×5, 165x2sx5r – rpe 5

Upright Row – 95x3sx10r – rpe 6 (shoulders hurt a bit)

Kaz Shrugs – 95x3sx30r – rpe 8 (switching hand position is new to me)

No Cardio today, but body weight down to 238 lbs!