Numbers are huge bro, keep it up.
Nice shoulder presses and rack pulls dude. Have you gotten 3 plates on the OH press before?
375/300/365 Goal by summer:415/315/415
yeah I've gone to 315 once awhile ago. I just don't do singles very often. Kinda fun to do once in a great while
Decided to bench today so I can get my speed workout in before this weekend
Done. The 475 felt great. I felt like I left another 10 or 20lbs up there but thats ok since I was doing doubles. I don't like to get close to a single when doing doubles because the workout quickly becomes a max out for a single and thats not what the objective was. By the time I got to the end of the workout though I was pretty tired. I'm going to dial it back a little for the rest of the week.
Video to come later...
Last edited by Travis Bell; 02-26-2008 at 08:34 PM.
Video of todays workout. Lifts go 435x2, 455x2, 475x2.
Killer benching and pressing sets.
Bicep and Forearms
EZ Bar Curls
Rope Hammer Curls
Behind the back barbell wrist rolls
Preacher Bench Dumbbell Curls
Done. Light in and out day. I'm a little tired today. Probably going to take tomorrow off, bench on Friday and call it a week.
Nice benching, Travis. Why do you do direct bi and forearm work (just curious)? Also, do you compete raw?
thats sick work Travis! all sets looked nice and smooth.
I haven't competed raw since my first powerlifting meet. I kinda go back and fourth on the topic, but more than likely once I get my new bench shirt in I'm just going to go back to my good ol' double ply.
When my triceps keep getting stronger and stronger, I feel its a good idea to at least move your biceps once a week to maintain good balance on the arms. Forearms are priceless when you take a big bench out of the racks. Makes the weight feel lighter and you more stable
added monster mini's (+110lbs at the top)
135x3 - pinkie on the ring
185x3 - thumb length from the smooth
205x3 - pinkie on the ring
225x1 - comp grip
Overhead with the rope
Done. A light and easy day. I'll be off tomorrow and Sunday because of the AC and then I have to drive up to MI for the rest of the week. I trained alone today because everyone has left for spring break Losers. I've got some good training partners set up in MI so its all good. While everyone else is out goofin off, my bench will be going through the roof!
Back and Shoulders
Wide Grip Pulldowns
Close Grip Chest Supported Rows
4plates x 10
4plates + 25x10
4plates + 25x10
Close Grip Cable Rows
Barbell Shoulder Press
Bent Over Flyes
Done. Good workout. I was in a much bigger gym than the one at school so it was easier to have some more variety and get more done.
Last edited by Travis Bell; 03-03-2008 at 12:23 PM.
hell yeah man great workout!
2000 or bust
rowing/back day is looking good, keep up the hard work
Thanks guys. It was a good day, tomorrow will be a little lighter and then drop the hammer on bench day
EZ Bar Cable Curls
Incline Bench Curls
Single Arm Preacher Curl Machine
60x10x4 each arm
50x10x4 each arm
Done. I kinda wanted to be in and out today so I didn't work too hard. Funny story though, so I go to the local Vitamen World so I can get some Waxy Maize (just ran out and didnt want to order some online) and I ask the guy if they have any and he looks at me and says " Is that a person er what is that?" I just laughed and left. I'm pretty sure he thought I'd made it up.
Travis - I took your advice and contacted Westside about training there, I hope to hear back soon.
Also, if I remember you correctly you live in Cedarville right? There is a USAPL High School Meet at Possum High School in Springfield on Saturday Mar 8th. You should come by and check it out if you are bored. It should be fun to watch the kids lift.
Damn, them sure are lots of sets of curls, lol.
Funny thing is I hate doing biceps. Oh well, can't always do what you like to eh?
bar x 12
added monster mini's
435(+110)x1 - PR
105sx8 - these were a little bit of a grinder, not too bad though
Done. Good workout. The 435 felt pretty good. I had some more in the tank, but I wasn't completly in the zone today and was a little tired from giving quite a few handoffs to some buddies in their shirts. Not a bad day though. I know I said this training cycle I wasn't going to do a band workout, but being in once place this week and then another place next week I didn't want next week to be a straight weight max out week because it always takes me one workout to get used to the different bench again. Next week will be floor press, week after that I attack 515! I also ordered my new shirt today so look out folks, I'm gonna unleash it soon....
thats some strong pressing, travis!
what are "westsides?" you are unbelievably strong man.
Westsides to most are known as Tate Presses
This is the WRONG way to do them
This is a pretty good vid of them
Gotta keep em' strict for them to be any good, otherwise they turn into a modified DB bench.