Week 2, Day 2, upper body volume

Did a different workout today, one inspired more by bodybuilding than powerlifting.  I started with incline dumbbell presses to failure followed with bench presses and weighted dips.  Basically working down the pecs with shortish rest between sets in order to try to fatigue all of the pushing muscles.  After that I did wide grip chins, pulldowns and seated face pulls to work the pulling muscles.  It was a nice change of pace to get in an increased volume of hypertrophy inspired work.  It's been basically forever since I've actually trained with the goal of building muscle so I have a lot of work to do to really get to the workload and effort level needed to grow anything.  I'll stick with it for a few weeks and at the very least it'll be a nice mental break from always pushing bar speed and one rep maxes.

Incline dumbbell press:  75x10, 90x10, 100x10, 100x6, 100x6

Bench Press: all reps touch and go, 135x10, 225x6, 225x6, 225x6, 225x6

Weighted dips:  bwt x 8, 45x6, 45x6, 45x5

Wide grip chins:  5, 5, 4

Pulldowns:  150x10, 150x8, 150x8

Seated face pulls:  40x12, 40x10, 40x10

Hoist crunch machine:  85x12, 85x10

Popular posts from this blog

SBD Lever belt review -- TL DR; it's good, very good.

New shoes reviewed, Adidas Drehkraft to replace my Adidas Power Perfect 2's

Indochino suit review, Part I: Chronic iron overload presents a challenge for online made to measure suits.