Thursday, March 31, 2011


Off day!


Back and Hammy workout:

Solid training today will lots of energy. Made straight up gains in all movements from the previous last two workout. But looking forward to a new mix of 4 rounds. Playing with the idea of doing some elevated trap bar deads. Being a higher carb day, the volume was up a bit.

Lat pulldown palms in: 3 warms, 150/8 160/8 165/7 burn set
Db bent over row: 2 warms, 95/9,8 drop set
Seated cable row ss: 120 140 160x2
with Pullovers: 65x4
Stiff leg db: 2 warms, 107/10 125/10,10
Leg curl: 1 warms, 45/8 50/6 drop set
Good Mornings: 1 warm, 125/10 145/10

18 min cardio

Side note: I weighed the lowest I have been in bw for a long time,but will not officially weigh in till Saturday. The increased carbs are being burned which is a great sign. This was not done overnight though. My body fat reduction plan was installed late summer last year, and strength has not be affected at all!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011


Quads and calves workout

Sorta a deload workout since I was short on time since I had a nice meeting with my partner from Beyond Nutrition. Stuck with the same movements on this last round but changed the order and rep ranges. Today, the day after I am sore! And just shows you that going heavy is not always needed.
Looking for to squating again next time with the new round.


Chest and triceps.

Fantastic workout today and had a good nights sleep. Straight gains and killed it compared to last round. Actually did some posing post wo, and happy to see what is going on.

Slight in db press: 3 warms 95/6 107/5,5 85/11
Flat bench: 2 warms, 185/8 190/8 burn set
In db fly: 1 warm, 60/10,9 burn set
Lying tri ext: 2 warms 65/9.8 burn set
Close Db press: 1 warm, 50/11,10,10
Ab workL 3 supersets

28 min cardio

Sunday, March 27, 2011


Very busy weekend with family engagements for my daughter who is turning 8!
Got the workouts in and both were solid. Nothing exciting to reports but all is well. Trained back and hammies on Saturday and delts and biceps Sunday morning. The forearm is mostly healed so I am curling close to normal weight, but the elbow are acting up a tad. The inflammation actually bothers during some back movements. Just part of the game!! Another busy week ahead.

Friday, March 25, 2011


Chest and tricep workout:

Solid training today and made nice gains. For kix, I mixed up the tricep work and it was very effective. Other than that, just plugging along and feeling good.

Slight In db press: 3 warms, 95/6 107/5,4 drop set
Flat bench: 2 warms, 185/8 190/7 burn set
In db fly: 2 warms, 60/9,8
1 arm rope pressdown: 15/12 17/11,10
Bar ext: 1 warms, 60/9,8 burn set
Close db press: 45/12,12
an work 5 sets

28 min cardio

Thursday, March 24, 2011


Quads and calves workout:

Still squating but time to reset and do reps. I will follow the 531 scheme for kicks. The nice thing was a little more focus on the other movements. All gains from last workout, and the pump was silly!!!
FYI, my burn sets are with little rest as comparted to my drop sets.

Squat: 4 warms, 275/5 300/5 320/5 340/5,5
Leg ext: 2 warms, 95/9,8 burn set.
Front squat w/chains: 2 warms, 220/5 230/5,8
Sissy squat: 1 warm, 25/15 30/15 burn set
calf work: 7 sets

18 min cardio

Tuesday, March 22, 2011


Shoulder and biceps workout:

Very high energy and felt fantastic. Faster tempo but enough rest to make gains from last round. Switched up the bicep movements a tad and it was very effective.
The diet is kicking and the progression is moving in the right direction.

Stand shoulder press (knee's locked): 2 warms, 115/8 130/8,8 95/12
Side lateral cable: 2 warms, 25/9,9
Front raise w/plate: 45 50 55
ss with Seated side lateral: 22 x3
Close grip bar curl: 2 warms, 90/8 10/8,8 drop set
1 arm cable curl: 1 warm, 20/11 22/13
Ab work: 4 supersets

27 min cardio


Complete rest day.

Side note: Due to the recent effectiveness of the plan, I will be adding a second high carb day to my training, This will be done on Quad/calf day.

Monday, March 21, 2011


Back and hammy workout:

So gains were made and the pump was solid. Simply felt good during the workout.
The stiff legs db's knock the hammues out.

Lat pulldown palms in: 3 warms, 150/8 16/8,6 drop set
Db bentover row: 2 warms, 90/8,8 75/12
Seated cable row ss: 115 135 155 155
with Db pullover: 65x4
Stiff leg db: 2 warms, 105/10 125/10,8
Leg curl: 1 warms 45/10 50/6 drop set
Good morns: 95/12 115/12

17 min cardio

Sunday, March 20, 2011


Chest and triceps workout:

Nice gains from the last workout, and the pump was solid. Had a better nights sleep and it does make a difference, LOL
Other then that, felt good and the energy was high.

Slight in db press: 3 warms, 95/6 107/3,4 drop set
Flat bench: 2 warms, 180/8 190/7,6 burn out set
In db fly: 1 warm, 52/10 57/10,10
Ly tri ext: 1 warm, 60/9 65/8,8 burn out set
Close tri db press: 45/10,11,10
1 arm rope pressdown: 15/12,10
Ab work: 3 ss

27 min cardio

Saturday, March 19, 2011


Quads and calves workout:

Will today was a strange day. Didnt sleep well the night before, was up early and work with a lot of clients before the workout. I wanted to get this workout in since my I knew I couldnt train the next day. Long story short, I started off slowly, with the goal of squat 430 today, up 5 pound from just 5 days ago. Felt good as I went on, and after I did 415, it was not so bad. So I geared up and banged out 435! The only issue was the video didnt work. I was pissed off since this was a best for me at my weight. Therefore, we less rest, I added 5 pounds, and nailed 440 at a bw of 158. Since hitting this goal, I will scale down, reset and work on reps of 5's.

Squat: 6 warms, 365/3 395/1 415/1 435/1 440/1 triple drop set.
Leg ext: 2 warms, 90/10 95/9
Front squat w/chains: 2 warm, 215/5 225/8
Sissy squat: 1 warm, 35/20,18
Calf work: 6 sets

17 min cardio


Off day, may do cardio.

Weigh - ih: 157.5
I will be adding carbs to one of my workout days.

Thursday, March 17, 2011


Delt and bicep workout:

Brought back the stand barbell press but it actually irritated the forearm a bit.
Even though, the focus is higher reps, not sure if I will do them next time out.
Also lead off with hammer curls, but again, will swap them out. Overall, the shoulder burn was on point and worked hard. It will be nailed down next time for sure.

Stand bar press: 3 warms, 125/8,8 drop set
Side lateral cable: 2 warms, 22/8,10
Front raise plate ss: 45 50 55
with seated side lateral: 20 x3
Hammer curl: 4 sets
Close grip bar curl: 4x
1 arm cable curl: 2 sets

27 min cardio.

Back and hammy workout:

New round which is alway good mentally and was able to protect the forearm with this workout. Learning that more warm up sets have become needed to allow myself to lift heavier. Not a bad thing. Just a fact. Pump was solid and the energy high throughout this longer workout!!

Lat Pulldown palms in: 3 warm, 150/8 160/7,6 drop set
Db bent over row: 2 warms, 85/8 90/9,9
Seated cable row ss: 100 120 140 150
with Pullover: 65x4
Stiff leg db dead: 3 warm, 115/10 125/10
Leg curl: 40/8 50/6 40/9,9
Glute Ham raise assisted: 2x

17 min cardio

Tuesday, March 15, 2011


Chest and triceps workout

Nice to start to this round of training. Will focus on the slight incline db press instead of the flat. I like doing the db press on this angle for the fact that its easier on the forearms and setting up. The focus will be sets of 6 reps. Pump was on felt great.

Slight In db press: 3 warms, 90/8 100/6 102.5/6,6 drop set
Flat bench: 2 warm,s 175/8 185/8,6
In db fly: 2 warms 55/10,10
Ly tri ext: 1 warm, 65/9,7,7 drop set
Ly close db press: 50/9 45/9 40/14
1 arm rope pressdown: 15/12,11
Ab work: 4 sets

27 min cardio

Monday, March 14, 2011


Quads and calves workout:

New round and new energy. I really dig doing two types of squats in the same routine. Hit a single with 425 so that is best at my current body weight. But really looking for 435 soon. Did a drop set with 315 which cooked me. Finished strong with the weight sissy squats.

Squat: 4 warms, 315/3 365/3 385/2 405/1 425/1 315/10
Leg ext: 2 warm, 90/11 95/9
Front squat w/chains: 2 warms, 195/5 215/9
Sissy squat: 1 warm, 35/20,16,15
Calf work: 6 sets

17 min cardio

Sunday, March 13, 2011


Shoulder and bicep workout:

Very product workout today, and the forearm is progressing nicely.
I was finally able to move some nice weight. Still far from normal but satisfying.
The shoulder workout did its job and made some gains. Faster tempo workout after a longer day of morning clients and before going out to dinner with family.

Side laterals: 3 warms, 40/9 45/8 35/13
Shoulder press db dogg crapp: 1 warm, 65/7,6,5
Rear delt raise on bench ss: 25 27 30 30
with Bar shrug: 185 205 205 205
In db curl: 3 warms, 40/6,8
Cable curl: 1 warm, 55/9 60/8
Con curl: 30/10 25/13
Ab work: 3 ss

Cardio: 25 min

Complete rest!!

Friday, March 11, 2011


Back and hammies workout:

Well, the head cold got to me last night so it was tough sleeping. And having an early morning of clients didnt help! The workout took some time to get going but felt great and didnt some descent numbers. Nothing crazy but still effective. I mixed it up a bit to ease up on the elbow pain on the bent over rows. Looking forward to the next 4 day round in a couple of days.

Close pulldown: 3 warms, 150/8,9,8 drop set
Db bench row: 2 warm,s 75/9,8,8
Bent over row w/chains: 2 warms, 175/10,13,13
Str arm pulldown: 2 warms, 40/13 45/11
Leg curl: 2 wamr,s 62/5 72/5 77/4 drop set
Stiff leg barbell: 2 warm,s 225/8 255/15

17 min cardio

Thursday, March 10, 2011


Little tired today as I am fighting off a cold and the soreness from yesterdays beating on the quads. So, it took a little bit to get moving into today's workout.
Didnt go crazy with the flat presses nor in db's. But feel pretty good as it went on and finished strong. I actually started working on one possible posing routine.

Flat bench: 4 warms, 185/8 205/5 225/5 235/5 drop set
In db press: 1 warms, 75/9,9
Slight in db press: 65x3
ss with push ups: 3 x
Tri rope ext: 1 warm,s 40/8 45/9 drop set
Tri dips: 1 warm, 1 chain/9,8
Reverse tri press: 45/13,12
Ab work: 3 supersets

27 min cardio

Wednesday, March 09, 2011


off from weight training, light cardio 30 min


Quads and calves workout:

Great workout and killed it again. Just on a roll with squating and will ride the wave for as long as I can. Did a single and matched a best from two years back. I should beat that. And then finished the squats with 275 for 15. Played around with the assistance work, and have set up the next round for quads.

Squat: 4 warms, 345/3 375/2 395/2 415/1 275/15
Leg ext: 2 warms, 95/9,8
Front squat w/chains: 2 warms, 175/5 185/8
Bar lunge: 135/6 155/8
Jump squats: 20/10 30/12
Calf work: 2 wamr,s 90/20,18 2 drop sets

17 min cardio

video of the two lifts

Monday, March 07, 2011


Shoulder and bicep workout:

Nice finish to this round with some gains. Best part was the progression on the biceps. Happy about that. Quicker tempo session with no major lifts but the volume was decent. Looking forward to rest day tomorrow with just light cardio.

Side lateral: 2 warms, 40/5,9,9 35/11
Db press dogg crapp set: 1 warm, 65/6,4,4
Reverse delt raise on bench: 20 25 27/10,11
ss with Bar shrug: 185x1 205x3
In db curl: 2 warms, 35/6 37/6,8
Cable curl: 50/10 55/9,9
Con curl 25/12,14
Ab work 3 super sets

27 min cardio

Sunday, March 06, 2011


Back and hammy workout:

Kick arse and hammy session today. Still a little cautious with the forearm and the elbow sorness. Made gains through out but kept on the low with the bent over rows. Pump amd volume was great and even in the hams with the high rep set at the end.

Close pulldown: 3 warms, 150/6 165/8,6 drop set
Bent over row: 2 warms, 175/8 195/8,9 drop set
Db bench row ss: 60 65 67 67
with high pulldown: 40 x 4
Leg curl: 3 warms, 70/5 75/5 drop set
Stiff leg: 2 warms, 225/8 245/15

17 min cardio

Saturday, March 05, 2011


Chest and triceps workout:

After a long morning of clients and check ins, banged out solid workout before family time! Did press it too hard on the flats, but the workout did have mostly gains. Pump was really on and starting to feel tighter. Morning weight was back bellow 160 for the first time in two months. Things are moving nicely.

Flat bench: 4 warms, 225/5,6,6 185/13
In db press: 1 warm, 85/8,7 75/9
Slight in db press with 65 x 3
with rack pu's: 3 x
Tri dips: 1 warm, 1 chain/9,8 drop set
Rope ext: 1 warm, 40/10,9
Reverse pressdown: 40/12 45/11
Ab work: 3 super sets

27 min cardio

Check in bw: 159.5

Friday, March 04, 2011


Quads and calves:

Progression is a good thing, and it moves on! I was happy with the workout and did a little extra then what was planned. Looking back two years ago at this time, I set some nice squat numbers up at certain body weight. The goal is to beat them!
And this time I did get on video the 225 rep out set, and banged 26 this time. Next time will work with 275 and see what I can do.

Squat: 5 warms, 335/3 365/2 385/3 395/2 225/26
Leg press: 2 warms, 325/12,15
Leg ext Occlusion sets: 1 warm, 50 x 3
Bar lunge: 135/6,8,10
Donkey calf raises: 2 warm, 90/16,14,12 2 drop sets

17 min cardio

Thursday, March 03, 2011


Shoulder and bicep workout:

Nice progress from the first round. Like this workout since its a little bit fast tempo and I can run through it. Continued with he dc set on the shoulder db press and man that is hard!! Bicep work improves a little each time but the forearm is still sensitive.

Side lateral: 3 warms, 45/5 50/5,5 drop st
Db shoulder press DC: 1 warm, 60/8,5,5
Rear delt raise on bench ss: 20 25 25
with Bar shrug: 185 205 205
In db curl: 2 warms, 35/8,7
Cable curl: 50/8,9,9
Con curl: 1 warm 25/12
Ab work: 3 supersets

27 min cardio

Off day from weights,
32 min cardio

Tuesday, March 01, 2011


Back and hammy workout:

Solid workout this afternoon and hit some heavier deads for kicks. But this time was after 4 exercises! Content with the numbers and made gains all the way through. Most likely will alternate the deads in and out since I still want to focus on the squat.

Lat pulldown, close grip: 3 warms, 150/6 162/7 167/8 drop set
Bent over row: 2 warms, 205/8 215/7 drop set
Db bench row: ss 55 60 60
with High pulldown: 40 x 3
Deadlift: 3 warms, 365/3 385/3,3
Leg curl: 2 warms, 60/5 70/5 75/5 double drop set

17 min cardio