Sunday, January 25, 2009

Saturday Morning Back Day

These Saturday morning workouts are becoming some of my best of the week! 

Maybe it's because I don't usually have anything else to do besides picking up a few groceries

Perhaps it is the massive amounts of home-made pizza I ate the night before that fuels my workouts.

Or, it's because it's the only day of the week that I have a training partner.

Either way they have been something to look forward to and the workouts never disappoint (myself at least)

This week I started out with a few minutes of stretching while I waited for my training partner to arrive.

First exercise was some wide-grip chin ups as per the usual.  Warmed-up with one set of a few long explosive feel reps

Now it was time for the tough stuff: 3 weighted sets {50 lbs x 8; 50 lbs x 7; 50 lbs x 4} and then one all out set of 14 reps with just my body weight.

Did deadlifts second today. 4 sets {135 lbs x 12; 225 lbs x 12; 315 lbs x 10; 365 lbs x 5}

Good and warmed-up now. Rolled right into some underhand grip barbells rows for three more sets {135 lbs x 12; 185 lbs x 12; 185 lbs x 10}

I'm really trying to work on back thickness right now so I finished up with 2 sets of dumbbell rows {105 lbs x 12; 105 lbs x 10} and then three sets of T-bar Rows {90 lbs x 12-15}

That's all she wrote!

Anything in particular that makes your workouts out of the ordinary?


biz319 said...

My workouts are very ordinary! But I have found that stretching both before and after makes all the difference in being sore the next day.

Good job! Glad someone else makes pizza on Fridays! :D

theoddbod said...

totally. it's the most boring part. but probably the best thing for you.

Every Gym's Nightmare said...

um i dont think so. Cardio first, stretch a bit, then strength train. pretty standard. i dont plan anything before- i kind of just do whatever i want, for how long I want.

Kelly Turner