Thursday, November 14, 2013

5x5 squat bench deadlift variations

Five by five again today, with the basics and a twist.

First up was squats, was able to get a 6th rep on the 5th set. Good stuff. Getting stronger.

The twist was on the bench press. Instead of regular bench, I did close-grip, 3-board presses. This works the triceps super hard. These are like pin press lockouts, but without the awkwardness of hitting pins on one side first before the other. Either way, excellent overload on the elbow extensors. Easy on the shoulders. Can be tough on the wrists.

Followed that with RDL's. Didn't go 5x5 on these...did 4x8 instead. Could have sore hammers tomorrow.

Good workout. Then a post-lifting hot chocolate. On a cold day like today, that was greatly preferred over a protein shake.

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Today's Kickbutt Mindset Tips:
If something is important to you, MAKE time for it. No one finds time. There's a big difference when you have the Make Time Mindset.

You can make a LOT of changes and improvements in what is left of 2013 (47 days). Keep on pushing. Sprint right through the finish line. NEVER ever give up on what is important to you.

Ok, time to go...many articles to write...working on one about one of the greatest inspirations in my life...a non-business man that can teach us all about persevering, creating a legacy, and overcoming obstacles. Until then, stay strong and get STRONGER!

And keep on pushing on,

Craig Ballantyne, CTT
Certified Turbulence Trainer

PS - Remember:

You desire praise and recognition for your efforts, so why not praise someone today that deserves it. They want it as badly as you do, and you’ll actually feel better when you give it than receive it.

“Show gratitude for what you have received; wait for the remainder, and be happy that your cup is not yet full; it is a form of pleasure to have something left to hope for.” – Seneca

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