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Dave the Destroyer

Here’s a cool photo (ok, I think it’s cool!) from a shoot I did last Saturday. I finally got to use some of the swords that I’ve won as bodybuilding trophies in the last few years. It was cold outside that day, but the shoot was fun and I’ll be posting more pics from it as they come in.

This week my workouts are going very well! I did my heavy half squats and just above parallel squats on Monday. Those went great! On my full squats and leg presses I went to a stance with my feet all the way together and toes straight ahead. It was really hard to balance on the squats. Ironman columnist, Paul Burke, recommended I use this stance. I told him that I felt that I needed to improve my quads in order win the Team Universe next year. He had me send him some measurements, and based on his 30+ years experience he told me to use the feet together stance to put more emphasis on the vastus lateralis and medials. My medialis is very sore, but I’m experiencing very little soreness in the lateralis from it.

Today I did the bulk of my bench press workout doing pause reps. I’m planning to lift in a power meet in February and I thought it would be a good idea to get used to pausing at the bottom again. I worked up to a sub-max single at 260 lbs. I felt very good about how well the workout went.

I plan to deadlift heavy on Friday. Last week my lower back was hurting and my hamstrings were sore all week, so I didn’t deadlift. It kinda felt like a wimpy workout without the deadlifts, so I’m looking forward to Friday!

Monday Legs

Half Squats 135X10, 225X10, 315X6, 365X6, 405X6, 455X6, 495X3, 545X3

Just above parallel squats 365X6, 405X6

Full Squats w/ feet together 225X10X10X6

Leg Press w/ feet together 180X20, 360X20, 540X20, 630X20, 720X15

Standing Leg Curl 3 sets 10 reps

Standing Calf Raise 3 sets 12-15 reps

Wednesday Chest, shoulders

Bench Press w/ pause on the chest 135X10, 165X8, 185X6, 205X5, 225X5, 245X3, 260X1

Bench Press (touch and go) 225X10X10

Incline Press 135X10, 165X10, 185X8, 205X8

Lateral Raise 3 sets 12 reps w/ down the rack drop set on the 3rd set

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