Saturday, September 3rd, 2005. Strong & Shapely Gym. East Rutherford, NJ. I couldn’t believe it – with my bodyweight down yet another pound this week to 190 lbs and my calories and carbs reduced again last week (2900 calories and 180 grams of carbs), nevertheless, my lower body strength was at an all time high today. Some days, you’re just “ON”, mentally and physically. When I’m not ON, I listen to my body and go easy and lighter, but when I’m ON, I run with it! I hit an all time record today on the leg press – 1010 lbs for 8 reps. These were full, slow reps with a narrow stance too, not the quarter reps most people are talking about when they do heavy leg presses. Check it out – we got a few pictures today!
Thursday, September 1st 2005. Time for chest and biceps again! I was still feeling a little on the depleted side (when is my next high carb day!!! LOL!)… So, I decreased poundages a bit, but by tweaking the form a little bit and using some all new techniques (totally new bicep program today). The day after my bi’s were killing me! This is a kick-butt bicep blaster! Check it out!
Wednesday, August 31st, 2005. I was definitely feeling a little on the depleted side today. I suspect that the recent drop in calories had something to do with it, but sometimes you just have “one of those days”, for whatever reason. On days like these, I always trust my intuition and listen to my body. If my body says back off on the weight and lay off the heavy rows (or squats, etc), and just isolate, squeeze and really feel the muscle on any particular day, then that’s what I do.
Tuesday, August 30th, 2005. I continued to work on many of the same exercises today, (with more weight), while adding a couple new movements for shoulders. ALWAYS there is progressive overload of some kind (add weight somewhere every workout), as well as muscle confusion (something new every workout).
Sunday, August 28th. It may have just been psychological, but I was looking at my legs this week and they they looked a little down in size. It could be because I’ve been doing so much cardio and with the lower carbs, my muscles are a little flat. It happens in the upper and lower body, but my legs have always been one of my best body parts, and the thought of seeing them down a little in size was totally unacceptable… so, psychological or not… just depleted or not, this motivated the heck out of me today and I really pushed the poundages up today. It ended up being one of the heaviest and most intense leg sessions for squats and hack squats this year.
Saturday, August 27th 2005. 95% of this workout was all new stuff. The multi rep 6-12-25 bicep program was so intense, it really can’t even be described… it has to be experienced. I haven’t felt a bicep pump like this in years!
Thursday, August 25th, 2005. Today I hit back in my late morning session and came back later for calves. Today’s back workout was 100% rows and my goal was to work on the middle-upper back area including the upper lats, rhomboids and lower trapezius. This program nailed it! I was sore right in that spot between the shoulder blades.
Wednesday, August 24th, 2005. Time for a completely new shoulder routine, and it was a good one today. Read on to learn two new training systems for sure-fire muscle gains… the Multi-Rep Method & Bilateral to Unilateral Method.
Tuesday, August 23rd August 11th, 2005. Yup… Leg day again! No “quad hobbler” this time… I’m feeling pretty carb depleted today and I think that repeating last week’s routine would just about kill me. Leg presses, front squats, leg extensions, leg curls for today, nothing too fancy, but check out the commentary and I’ll show you how I change my foot position to really blast the frontal quads and avoid “big butt syndrome”
Sunday, August 21st, 2005. Empire Fitness Club. Time for another chest & bicep session! The bicep workout today was INSANE! You have to check this one out… “Drop Supersets!”