A subpar week indeed, due to stressors at the office and at home, I was unable to make my workouts for Thursday and Friday. This was both good and bad. Good because I didn’t sleep much last week and was starting to feel sore. Bad for discipline and consistency reasons.
Kickboxing was good for the two days that I attended. My cardiovascular condition is improving with each high intensity thai kickboxing workout. Weight lifting was good for the one workout that I completed. Strength was up all around. Check out the stiff leg deadlifter at the bottom as today’s inspirational video.
Monday 9/29 – 60 mins kickboxing
Tuesday 9/30 – 5 min warmup
1a) Overhead Press – 135 x 5, 135 x 5, 145 x 2, 135 x 4
1b) 1 leg calf press on sled – 45 x 10, 95 x 10, 95 x 10, 95 x 10
2a) Jump squats – 135 x 7, 135 x 7, 135 x 5
2b) Stiff leg deadlift – 135 x 5, 225 x 7, 285 x 5, 315 x 4
3a) Close grip bench – 135 x 7, 185 x 4, 195 x 2, 135 x 11
3b) Dumbbell curls – 40 x 7, 45 x 5, (50 x 2, 35 x 5)
4a) Supinated machine rows – 130 x 7, 175 x 5, (190 x 4, 115 x 7)
4b) 1 leg calf raise on Smith machine – 45 x 8, 45 x 8
Wednesday 10/1 – 60 mins kickboxing
Calamity in the office and at home forced me to miss weight lifting.
Calamity in the office and at home forced me to miss kickboxing.
I can say the one workout was a success because I beat or matched all my previous numbers for those exercises. The fact that I repped 195 twice on close grip bench makes me feel so much better than when I maxed out at 185. Note to self: bring chalk from now on. Stiff leg deads are getting heavy enough to where chalk would probably help me to get an extra rep or two.
Stiff Leg Deadlifts
For today’s Project Swole featured video, I would like to show you something more for aesthetics than for inspiration. This girl is actually stiff leg deadlifting on blocks, which is bad, and she also swings the bar out at the bottom of the movement, which is also bad. On the upside, this is a fun video to watch if you are a man.