Training day 03-03-2013

Today was bodybuilding day in honour of me selling my soul and going to the Arnold expo yesterday.

Nevermind the tanning sessions I have been doing which gives me a nice golden brown…

Nevermind the fact that I shave my body regularly.

Nevermind the fact that a lot of my workouts are centered around bodybuilding principles with powerlifting thrown in to satisfy my need to move heavy shit.

Nevermind the fact that I am looking to increase my symmetry and muscularity rather than focus on strength only….

No, the fact that I attended the expo screams sellout.

I really don’t like high rep squats at all, my endurance with my leg muscles has been sapped over the years by continual lower rep training and anything about the rep range of 5 tends to make me curse each rep.

When I was doing strongman exclusively I could actually do 405 for 20 reps…. my squat has always been the bane of my existence because my legs are long, my levers are built for speed and squatting means that I have to travel 2 miles to hit parallel. I literally have to hammer my legs into a pulp to get them to either grow or get stronger. Lower volume training doesn’t do shit for my legs…

I need to train with Tom Platz.

There we go, another bodybuilding reference… my soul is now sold.

SQUAT
Set 1: 45 lbs × 10
Set 2: 135 lbs × 10
Set 3: 225 lbs × 15
Set 4: 225 lbs × 15
Set 5: 225 lbs × 15
Set 6: 225 lbs × 11

4 sets of 15… with the last one being harder than I expected. I took minimal rest between sets which made these hard… each rep was slow and controlled. In the last set my legs just gave out, I had nothing left. I could have maybe pushed a little more but given my history of knee issues with squatting lately, I decided against it and will just live to fight another day.

LEG EXTENSION
Set 1: 110 lbs × 15
Set 2: 130 lbs × 15
Set 3: 130 lbs × 15

A nice pause at the top to complete these… burns bad…

HAMSTRING CURLS
Set 1: 120 lbs × 12
Set 2: 120 lbs × 12
Set 3: 120 lbs × 12

Been a while since I did these, walking will be an issue tomorrow.

NEUTRAL GRIP PULLUPS
Set 1: 8 reps
Set 2: 6 reps
Set 3: 6 reps
Set 4: 6 reps
Set 5: 6 reps

Today instead of breaking up thickness and width, I decided to do 5 sets of these.

SEATED CRUNCHES
Set 1: 100 reps

An old school ab exercise that sucks more than you think.

SEATED CALF RAISES
Set 1: 90 lbs × 15
Set 2: 90 lbs × 15
Set 3: 90 lbs × 15

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