Friday, January 4, 2008

Entry #552

Floor press:
3 x 3     135, 185, 225 lbs.
2 x 2     255, 275 lbs.
1 x ½    300 lbs.
1 x 0     300 lbs.
> Very close to putting up 300 on the first attempt. Second was completely futile. The bar didn't rise an inch.
> Form was improved after 255, but arms are still doing most of the lift. Having trouble getting full-body drive. Still, a vast improvement over last week, when I couldn't even put up 275 for 1. Obviously a form issue here, more than anything. Was still a good experience to hold up 300 once again, and it should have carry-over on bench.

Close-grip bench:
3 x 8     185 lbs.
> Barely made the very last rep on the last set. Fatigued.

Tricep pressdowns:
4 x 8     150 lbs.

Lateral raises:
2 x 10   35 lb. dumbbells
1 x 6     40 lb. dumbbells
> Short rest between sets. Good pump. Strict.
> Kept the dumbbells at my sides, rather than in front of me. Much harder this way. Pressure isn't relieved off of the delts between each rep.

Bent-over dumbbell rows:
4 x 8     115 lb. dumbbells
> Not particularly difficult, but the gym doesn't have anything heavier.

Preacher curls:
1 x 5     95 lbs.
1 x 8     75 lbs.
1 x 5     75 lbs.
> Biceps were worn out. Start with 85 next time.


  1. I thought that getting a full body drive out of the floor press was pretty difficult, or did you mean recruiting your chest and lats while still minimizing leg drive?

  2. I believe you're supposed to push off with your legs to an extent, but I have trouble keeping my arch and shoulder blades pinched back, as well.