Me and my buddy Cecil “CBX” Ballard at the Texas Shredder Classic
No, I haven’t fallen off the edge of the world….I’m still alive and kickin’. Yes, I realize how long it has been since I posted a blog. Rather than make excuses I’ll just say that I have the New Motion Machines NPC Texas Shredder Classic in the rear view mirror and I’m now in contest training mode preparing for my IFBB Pro debut at the Europa Super-Show in Dallas, August 13-14. Getting ready to compete in bodybuilding is so much easier and so much more fun than promoting a show. However, promoting the Texas Shredder Classic is much more profitable, so I guess I’ll keep doing it!
I started dieting last Monday (April 26th). The diet is not that hard for me, but not being able to have a glass of wine when I get home from work really sucks. Last week I got all my workouts done, even though I was still buried under a huge pile of Shredder wrap-up work. I was weak though. The week of the Shredder Classic is always really hard on me physically. I don’t get much sleep, I don’t have much time to train, I miss a lot of meals, and setting up for the show is physically exhausting. This week I’m feeling much better. I had a great leg workout on Monday and a pretty good chest workout on Tuesday. Today I had an excellent back workout. I started with a few sets of light squats for warmup and I threw in some box jumps just because I like to do them. I just found out this morning that the Hyde Park Gym Push-Pull Meet will be held June 26th. I want to reclaim that title so I started my back workout with deadlifts. I haven’t deadlifted off the floor in weeks, but they went pretty well (I didn’t hurt myself).
So here’s the workout:
Squats 3 sets 10 reps
Deadlifts 6 sets…10, 8, 6, 6, 3, 6
Partial deadlifts 2 sets 15, 12
Close Grip Chins 4 sets maximum reps
Box Jumps between sets of chins 18″X6, 19″X5, 23″X5, 24″X3, 26.5″X5X3
Wide Grip Pulldowns 4 sets 12, 8, 8, 6
One Arm DB Row 3 sets 8 reps