(Original post by Old School)
Any reason why you don't do standing barbell press?
This is kinda what I was asking in your own thread. The main issue is squat rack is often in use (Why I rarely squat too) and I don't like cleaning it up/using bench to rack it. Also as a secondary DB press hits my side delts better, but admittedly I can give them all the stiumuls they need from up right rows/side raises.
However going home soon and the gym at home has a squat rack that's nearly always free. Was going to shift most of my focus back to bar work then anyway.
Chins: 4 BW, 5, 5, 5, 4 with 10kg
DB rows: 2x5x30kg, 2x8x27.5kg, 10x25kg
Seated row, cable row, hammer curls and preacher curls.
Really hate pull days at the moment, wasn't feeling DLs. Exams start soon though so I will miss a few days because of that and hopefully regain some motivation. I enjoy weighted chins a lot now, but I need a row I enjoy adding weight to.
Exam tomorrow so no gym but decided I'd go for a run anyway. Jogged about 10 minutes out to a field then did HIIT. I'd say 20-25 seconds sprinting with 25-40 seconds rest for 12 times. Then did the same with 10 seconds rest for 3 reps.
Came very close to throwing up. Sprawled out on a bench light headed then jog-walked home. I know I should be doing 20 minutes of HIIT but mentally I struggle.
DB Bench: 6, 6, 5 at 30kg, 2x10 at 22.5kg
Dips: 3x5 with 10kg, 22x3 with 20kg
Standing press: 50kg failed, 3x40kg
DB seated press: 10, 9, 7 at 20kg
Cable flies, press machine, up right rows, side raises followed by side raise drop set
DB Bench is getting dry. Think by now I have good control over them, it's just an issue of raw strength. On a similar note, standing press was ridiculously difficult. In less than a month I'm on holiday so no more lifting, then post that I will build back up to bar work with DB work as assistance. But for now will hammer DBs.
Hope the drop set burn will turn into mass. Side delts
DB Bench: 5x20kg, 10, 10, 9 at 27.5kg
OHP: 8, 7, 8 at 20kg
Dips: 3x5 20kg
CGBP, rope push down, upright rows, side raise drop set
DB bench was infuriatingly close to 3x10, I obviously could have done it but had that how typical would it be to miss the last rep thought. I defo need to man up more. The other day I did a side raise drop set going down to 2.5kg, accidently picked up two 5kg dumbbells yet I could grind out 8 more reps... Suggests to me I'm a massive pussy haha.
Few other general things;
- Will post up pictures at some point
- I've never seen anyone in the gym weaker than me at a similar size, although tbf my assistance work is strong, just my main lifts are poor
- Nearly 15 stone
DB Incline bench:
4 at 20kg, 3 at 25kg
7 at 30kg
3x5 at 32.5kg
5 at 27.5kg
Warm up sets felt hard, then failed the 30kg which is poor considering I should be able to get 10 (Was going for 8). Then with the 32.5s I just thought **** it, I'm gonna grit my teeth and make these reps. That's exactly what I did, they weren't pretty but I got them.
3x8 with 20kg
Nice liked these a lot, was getting good depth and a nice negative too.