13-07-2018, 05:29 PM
Re: Post your daily exercise routine
Well done, Suzie on your little jaunt around the nature trail. All adds up you know
Othewiwse, it's rather quiet in here of late...
My “weekend” session today was a good one. As always, I can’t stick to any given plan for more than a couple of workouts and this one saw me take a sabbatical from my usual balls-out repping-till-you-drop nonsense in favour of a near dozen of pretty standard fare sets of 5 (plus an extra one of the obligatory bigger reps of course). Loved every minute.
(All weights in kgs)
DB bench press:
10x22’s, 6x26’s, 6x30’s, 6x30’s, 3x32’s
Lat pulldown, underarm grip:
20x35, 10x45, 10x50, 8x60, 6x70
Single DB press (lying on bench, one DB, interlocked hands under the inner top end, push up and down – abracadabra…“The Floydy Press” of yore!)
33x50, 28x50, 24x50, 22x50, 21x50, 22x50 = 150 reps.
*I haven’t done this exercise for some time and I was quite surprised, nay, amazed at how light this 50kg weight felt. I must have gained some strength somewhere along the line as this is easily the best performance on this exercise I’ve ever done. It’s just a shame there are no dumbbells heavier than this at my gym. Only one thing for it next time: More reps per set.
10x40, 6x60, 6x70, 4x80, 3x90
Standing DB curl (slowly across chest to shoulder, paused at top):
6x14, 6x14, 6x16, 6x16, 6x18
Seated BB curl (inclined bench, lift to top and held):
10x25, 10x25, 10x25, 10x25, 10x25, 10x25,
*Lovely warm-up for the biceps for the following exercise.
E-Z preacher curl, close grip, low pull:
6x38, 6x43, 6x48, 6x53, 3x58
10x30, 10x30, 10x30, 5x35, 5x35
Hi-pull bicep ‘pose’ curls:
12x20, 12x35, 8x30, 8x35, 6x40
*I’m no big fan of cables as the plastic grips are too small for my unfeasibly big hands, but my gym now has some new rope-type ones which are much more suitable for my shovels.
Sled (horizontal) leg press:
*Just a very quick set on this as I may not make my regular Sunday session this week due to being at a festival tomorrow. We’ll see what the after-effects of that are come that morning in question.
15x30, 15x40, 10x50, 10x60, 10x70
Time: 50 mins.
Overall today I was feeling very strong indeed, God knows why. Anyway, I can’t knock it. Still some life in these old ligaments and sinews yet!
Thanks for reading, now to get back to the questions thread and face the music