Barbell Push Presses
Close Grip Barbell Incline Bench Presses
Super Set: Dumbbell Trap 3 Raises/Cybex Dual Axis Rear Delts
Straight Arm Pulldowns
Overhead Rope Extensions
30 Minutes of Stretching
Thankfully this is a deload week. With all the moving, I know I
wouldn’t have been able to put in full effort workouts this week.
Especially since I moved my gym equipment yesterday so that was
literally moving a ton of weight. Push presses felt good. It did feel
heavy on my shoulders at the start but it got lighter feeling each set.
Other than some joint achiness, the weight flew up so that is good. I
had to wait to do incline. To be expected with the New Year crowd.
Entire upper body felt stiff on these. It felt a good 40lbs heavier than
it was to be honest. Just need to rest up some more. Things got
complicated upstairs as all the benches were in use. I eventually
decided to use my own thighs to prop up my upper body for the dumbbell
work. I’d rather use a bench but it worked. Upper back was really
fatigued, even with the reduced weight on the rear delt stuff. In my
haste, I missed a set and only did two. Straight warm pulldowns were
pretty good after that. The weight is light enough that I can play
around with my form. Triceps were very easy and I was able to finish up
with stretching a bit. One more workout for this cycle and then on to
testing before contest prep begins.
Ian Mac Batchelor - Charles A. Smith (1952)
4 hours ago