Posts Tagged ‘Triceps’

Week: 2

Date: Monday 6/27/16

Time: 11:00 am

Location: Heavy Hammer Gym

Training Partner: Nick Bennigsdorf

Working Sets:

Wide Grip Bench Press - 205x3x3/fail, 12/12/12 reps, 1 rating

Front Squat – 210x1x3/fail, 12 reps, 0 rating

Underhand EZ Bar Row – 130x2x3/fail, 12/12 reps

Crunches – bodyweightx3x3/fail, 20/20 reps

Accessories:

Hammer Curl/Tricep Ext. superset – 30/60x3x3/fail, 12/12/12 reps

BB Wrist Curl/Ext. – 50x3x3/fail

Calf Raises - Bodyweight+20x3x30

Daily "Selfie":

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Kicking Mass & Taking Names Cut-off.  This was our summer volleyball shirt from last year.  Our team is made up of parishioners from our Catholic church, hence the Kicking "Mass" part. Red, High Top, Converse shoes I've had since before high school.

Back felt much better.  I did a 10 min back stretching video before the workout and it really helped.  I might work that in a few times a week now.  Bench press is still feeling really easy while squats are getting harder.  I am finished with Week 1 now and I feel that my muscles have adapted (very slightly) to the new volume and rep scheme.  Hopefully that will get better and better.

Here is a link to the video of my training on my YouTube channel:
Heavy Hammer Gym - Hypertrophy Mesocycle: Week 1: 6/27/16
Week: 1

Date: Friday 6/24/16

Time: 12:30 pm

Location: Heavy Hammer Gym

Training Partner: Nick Bennigsdorf

Working Sets:

High Bar Squat - 355x3x3/fail, 6/6/6 reps, -1 (really hard today)

Wide Grip Bench Press – 155x2x1/2 Mondays reps, 6/6 reps, 1 rating

One Arm DB Row – 75x2x3/fail, 12/12 reps

BB Upright Row - 90x2x3/fail, 12/12 reps

Crunches – bodyweightx3x3/fail, 20/20 reps

Accessories:

Preacher Curl/French Press superset – 25/75x3x3/fail, 12/12/12 reps

DIY Wrist Roller – 45x3

Calf Raises - Bodyweightx9x10

Daily "Selfie":

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Crusaders: Bash at the Barefoot 2007 Cut-off.  The was a high school reunion type of party I went to almost 10 years ago. Flip-flops...

Back felt tight, but after a few sets of squats it started to loosen up.  It was a bit sore the whole time, but manageable. Some of the movements each day are starting to get hard while others are still really easy. I am not sure how the program will auto regulate this, but I trust it and the great staff at Renaissance Periodization. 

Here is a link to the video of my training on my YouTube channel:
Heavy Hammer Gym - Hypertrophy Mesocycle: Week 1: 6/24/16
Week: 1

Date: Thursday 6/23/16

Time: 1:30 pm

Location: Heavy Hammer Gym

Training Partner: Nick Bennigsdorf

Working Sets:

Block Pull – 365x3x3/fail, 8/7/6 reps, 0 rating ( I totally strained my back between 2nd and 3rd sets, i.e. the belt being put on)

Low Bar Good Morning – 90x2x3/fail, 12/12 reps, 1 rating

BB Upright Row – 90x2x3/fail, 12/12 reps

Crunches – bodyweightx3x3/fail, 20/20 reps

Accessories:

Hammer Curl/Tri Ext superset – 25/55x3x3/fail, 12/12/12 reps

Shrugs w/Straps – 225x3x3/fail

Daily "Selfie":

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My Pudzianowski Poland T-shirt.  POLISH POWER!!! Maruisz Pudzianowski is one of my favorite professional strongmen.  Nike elbow sleeves used to protect my shins during deadlifts. And, apparently at the time, no shoes.

Back felt terrible after 2nd set on Block Pulls.  I pushed my way through the rest of the workout, but I don't know if that was a good idea.  I will be hitting the chiropractor tomorrow and maybe a massage next week.  

Here is a link to the video of my training on my YouTube channel:
Heavy Hammer Gym - Hypertrophy Mesocycle: Week 1: 6/23/16
Week: 1

Date: Wednesday 6/22/16

Time: 10:30 am

Location: Heavy Hammer Gym

Training Partner: N/A

Working Sets:

Overhead Press – 145x5x3/fail, 9/9/8/8/8 reps, 0 rating

Underhand EZ Bar Row – 125x2x3/fail, 12/12 reps

DB Lateral Raise – 20x2x3/fail, 12/10 reps

Figure 4 Crunches – bodyweightx3x3/fail, 20/20 reps

Accessories:

EZ Bar Curl/Overhead Machine Ext superset – 75/50x3x3/fail, 12/12/12 reps

DIY Wrist Roller – 45x3

Calf Raises - bodyweightx9x10

Daily "Selfie":

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Fear No Evil Cut-off (Matt 28:20/Deut 31:6, "Be Strong and of good courage; Do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go".  Flip-Flops...

Training felt great today.  Shoulders were a little sore from yesterday but I managed to complete all reps/sets required for the day.  I am really starting to get into this new training style.  I know it will get harder the next couple weeks as intensity and volume change, but hopefully my body will be ready for the adaptation.

Here is a link to the video of my training on my YouTube channel:
Heavy Hammer Gym - Hypertrophy Mesocycle: Week 1: 6/22/16
Week: 1

Date: Tuesday 6/21/16

Time: 6:30 pm

Location: Heavy Hammer Gym

Training Partner: Nick Bennigsdorf

Working Sets:

Front Squat – 200x5x3/fail, 8/8/7/7/7 reps, 0 rating

Block Pull – 365x2x3/fail, 7/8 reps, 0 rating

DB Lateral Raise – 20x2x3/fail, 12/12 reps

Planks – bodyweightx2, 30sec/30sec

Accessories:

Preacher Curl/French Press superset – 25/75x3x3/fail, 12/12/12 reps

Shrugs w/straps (used new Ludus Magnus straps from www.wenningstrength.com ) – 225x3x3/fail, 12/12/12

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Daily "Selfie":

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Tough As Nails T-shirt.  Flip-Flops...

I feel that this new style of full-body hypertrophy training is going to kill me.  I have never trained this way before.  I hate reps higher than 5 (I am a powerlifter you know). This is going to take some getting used to.  That being said, I have been having fun with some new exercises and have actually been hitting most of my reps.  I feel that this training will really help with my muscular endurance (not a lot of endurance, but better than what I currently have) and give me some GAINZ in the muscle size department.  My quads are sore after two days of front squats, but not as bad as I thought they would be.  Maybe they will be worse tomorrow.

Here is a link to the video of my training on my YouTube channel:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fu__D3O2-lc

Week: 1

Date: Monday 6/20/16

Time: 2:00 pm

Location: Heavy Hammer Gym

Training Partner: Nick Bennigsdorf

Working Sets:

Wide Grip Bench Press – 175x3x3/fail, 12/12/12 reps, 1 rating (easy, will be manually moving up weight next week)

Front Squat – 200x2x3/fail, 8/7 reps, 0 rating (normal)

Underhand EZ Bar Row – 125x2x3/fail, 12/12 reps

Crunches – bodyweightx2x3/fail, 20/20 reps

Accessories:

Hammer Curl/Tricep Ext superset – 25/55x3x3/fail, 12/10/12 reps

Calf Raise – bodyweightx9x6

Barbell Wrist Curl/Ext – 45x3x10

 

Week 12 is all about working my way up to what I will be opening with at the meet June 4th.  Today I just did some triples, doubles, and singles working my way up to 320 lbs.

Bench Press – barx3, 135×3, 225×2, 275×1, 320×1

Tricep Pushdown – 50x3x10

Training Partner: Nick Bennigsdorf

 

 

 

Hammer Curls – 25x3x10

Single Arm Preacher Curls – 25x3x10

EZ Bar Curls (w/Arm Blaster) – 75x3x10

Tricep Pushdowns – 50x3x10

Training Partner: Nick Bennigsdorf

Had to end lifting session early.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday – Shoulders/Arms

Overhead Press – 135x2x10

Seated Dumbbell Press – 30x2x10

Hammer Curls – 20x2x10

Dips – Bodyweight (234)x2x10 – First time doing dips in, probably, a year or more.  My shoulders have always hurt.  This time they were a little tender, but I was able to do them with “relative” ease.  I will keep including them in my training.

 

My daily “selfie.”  Yes! That is “almost” Hulk Hogan on my shirt!  This picture also features my SBD Elbow Sleeves and Stiff Wrist Wraps.  I will be doing a product review on them soon(ish).

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