I’m sure you’re wondering about the photo. It’s not new. It was taken before the prejudging at the ’07 Team Universe. I just wanted to put a photo in the blog and when I hit the “browse” button it’s what came up in the middle of my screen. It’s a cool pic…I think. It’s with my former training partner Abby Marie.
Anyway, my client, Marivel has been on my ass to update my blog. I got even more pressure today from my gorgeous friend, Kim Anderson, from Plymouth, Mass. So, I’m not leaving today until I catch you up to speed on what’s been going on.
So, here are some of the highlights of my workouts from the past 4 weeks.
I worked up to a submax single on the bench press of 260 lbs, followed by a set at 250X4. These were all done with pauses.
12-18-08 Deadlifts and box jumps. I worked up to 460 lbs on the deadlift which broke the Hyde Park Gym Raw record for the 198 lb class (I weighed a bit over 181 with my workout clothes on) I worked up to 2 sets of 2 jumps at 29″.
I did a much faster paced leg workout with my client, Marivel at Lifetime Fitness. Up to only 275lbs for 10 on squats followed by 17 reps with 225.
I did back workout which excluded any deadlifting. I concentrated hard on the lats. I worked up to 2 sets of 8 @ 110 lbs on one arm db rows.
I worked legs with Mari again. My lower back was very sore, so we started with leg presses. I worked up to 900 lbs for 20 reps and still was able to go to 275X10 on deep squats.
For my Christmas Eve workout I supersetted chest and lats. I worked up to a 280 single on bench using pause reps. On incline press I went to 205 for 6 reps. A very strong chest workout for me, especially considering I was super setting a back exercise after each chest set.
12-26-08 Shoulders and arms
I worked up to 85 lb DB’s for 6 reps on seated DB press.
I don’t remember what happened, but some reason I was very pressed for time on this day. All I did was leg presses, but I did 12 total sets, working up to 2 sets of 20 reps at 900 lbs.
12-31-08 Total upper body workout
It was my final workout of the year. I was feeling particularly well and worked my entire upper body. I didn’t go particularly heavy on anything. Just got a good upper body pump.
Tomorrow I’ll catch up on the new year, including my weekend at Dr. Joe’s Fantasy Bodybuilding Camp.