Posts Tagged ‘Upper Body’

Warm Up 65×5, 85×5, 100×3

Main 115×3, 135×3, 150×10

Joker 160×3, 165×3, 175×3

Boring But Big 85x5x10

SuperSet DB Front Raise/Lateral Raise 10x3x10

Bodyweight 218.4 lbs

Blood Pressure 107/64

Featured #dailyselfie wearing 22nd St Barbell hat, Totus Tuus cut-off (only an XL btw), SoxBox Strongman socks, SBD elbow sleeves and lever belt (video only)

Videos are the 3 Joker sets 160, 165, and 175

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!


Week #1

Day #1



Cardio Workout – Nothing

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

Bench Press Warmups – 165×5, 205×5, 235×3

Bench Press Working Sets – 270×2, 285×2, 300×1, 320×1, 325×1

Bench Press Cool Downs – 250×5

Incline Bench Press – 135x2sx10r

Comments: New Phase – Peaking.  1st time trying a peaking phase.  Created with the help of Mike Israetel.  1st time benching this heavy in a few months.  Shoulder hurt on the lighter weights, but stopped once I got to 285 lbs.  Sets felt fairly easy, 300 was good, 320 was a little struggle, 325 my butt started to come up off the bench.  I need to get my legs back more so that won’t happen.  Had some good spotting from Josh and Heath and a little coaching from Shawn Frankl himself. Done at Big Iron Gym.

Week #4

Day #3


3:15-3:30 pm

Cardio Workout – Nothing

Strength Phase Training – Upper Body Focus (Shoulders, Traps)

Overhead Press Warmups – 95×5, 115×5

Overhead Press Working Sets – 135×6, 145×6

Overhead Press Cool Downs – 115×6

Shoulder Complex (Front Raise, Lateral Raise, Rear Delt Raise) – 10x2sx10r

Dumbbell Shrugs – 50x2sx10r

Comments: Light Day: 70% intensity and volume. Shoulder hurt only on Front Raise portion of shoulder complex. Very easy workout. Can probably up weights. Done at Heavy Hammer Gym. Also Mowed Lawn for 1 hour at a low speed.  Burned about 550 cal.

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 #3



Cardio Workout – Nothing

Strength Phase Training – Upper Body (Shoulders, Traps)

Overhead Press Warmups – 105×5, 120×5, 140×3

Overhead Press Working Sets – 150×5, 160×5

Overhead Press Cool Downs – 140x5x2

Upright Row – 95x10x2

Comments: Shoulder hurt a little bit on rows.  SBD sleeves were great.  SBD wraps were too much for OHP.  Played Volleyball at the Icky Nickel for 1 hour.  Burned about 500 cal. Done at Heavy Hammer Gym.

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 #5



Cardio Workout – 5 min on treadmill.  3.5mph pace. 3% incline.  114bpm heart rate.  50-100cal burned.

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

Bench Press (No Pause) Warmups – 135×5, 165×3

Bench Press (No Pause) Working Sets – 200×3, 235×3

Bench Press (No Pause)  Cool Downs – 165x3x2

Dumbbell Bench Press – 30×10, 35×10

Bent Over Row – 55×10, 95×10

Dumbbell Shrug – 55×20, 50×20, 45×20, 40×20

Comments: Light Day – 70% volume and intensity.  Shoulder hurt a lot. Pretty much on all sets. Also mowed today.  1hour and 30 min for 550 cal burned.

Week #2

Day #3



Cardio Workout – No Cardio today, but I did mow the yard for 1hr30m.  That burned about 550 cal.

Strength Phase Training – Upper Body Focus (Shoulders, Triceps, Traps)

Overhead Press Warmups – 90×5, 110×5, 130×3

Overhead Press Working Sets – 140×5, 150×5

Overhead Press Cool Downs – 130x5x2

Bent Over Rows – 45x10x2

Upright Rows – 95x10x2 (EZ Curl bar)

Comments: Shoulders felt great.  The Rhodiola pills are working well.  The training was very easy tonight.  I can keep bumping up the weights. Done at Heavy Hammer Gym.

Week #1

Day #3


Mowed the Yard – 1 hr – Moderate pace – burned around 300-350 cal.


Cardio Workout – 5 min on Elliptical at a moderate pace.  Don’t know how high heart rate got (will be getting a monitor), but did start sweating.  I think I burned about 200-250 cal.

Strength Phase Training – Upper Body focus (Shoulders)

Did some shoulder rehab/mobility work first.  Shoulder raise complex mostly.

Overhead Press Warmups – 80×5, 100×5, 120×3

Overhead Press Working Sets – 130×5, 140×7 (only needed 5)

Overhead Press Cool Downs – 120x5x2

Upright Rows – 75x10x2 (used ez curl bar)

Comments: Felt very easy today.  Right shoulder still hurts so I used some icy/hot type stuff on it.  Felt like I was getting good Intra-abdominal pressure built up and good Ab Flexion.  Done at Heavy Hammer Gym.