I’ve really been bustin’ trying to get into contest shape. I’m getting pretty close, but I’m usually closer than this two weeks out. Plus, my legs don’t look too good to me, so I’ve been killing them!
Here are some pics from posing practice this past weekend.
Rita had a tire problem and didn’t get to workout with me on Monday. Training with her has been a great motivation to me, especially when working legs, because she’s so freakin’ strong that if I don’t push myself to the max she’s going to make me look bad. So, without her presence I decided to do some pre-exhaust exercises for my quads and add volume to make sure that my thighs were sufficiently fatigued by the time I finished. Boy, were they fatigued!!! When I did my evening cardio (2 mile walk) I felt like I was walking through knee-deep mud!
Leg Extensions 6 sets 12-15 reps
Hack Squats 8 sets 12-15 reps
Deep Squats 6 sets 5-10 reps
Leg Press 8 total sets …..exact poundages 270X20, 450X20, 540X20, 630X15, 720X12X12X13, 540X23
Supersets using occlusion Leg Extensions/Seated Leg Curls 5 supersets 10-15 reps
Lying Leg Curls 3 sets 8-10 reps
Donkey Calf Raises 7 sets 10-12 reps
Yesterday I met Rita at Pure Austin Gym to train chest. It was my first time to workout in that gym and it was a very impressive facility. Once again my shoulders and elbows were pretty sore at the beginning, but they warmed up after several sets and I had a great chest workout. Oddly enough my strength on Incline Presses has significantly increased in the past month.
Bench Press 7 sets 8-10 reps
Incline Press 6 total sets 135X10, 165X10, 185X10, 205X8, 215X5, 175X12 (215 lbs in the most I’ve inclined pressed in a very long time)
Pec Machine Fly 4 sets 12-15 reps
DB Curls 3 sets 10-15 reps with a drop-set on the final set
Hammer Curls 3 sets 10-12 reps
I’m very pleased with my strength at this point. My bodyweight (nude and first thing in the morning) has been 174-175. My bodyfat is at 3.3% this morning (by Skindex calipers).