Saturday, July 18, 2015

Deadlift Day and Arnold Squats

Well, I have to admit, I'm a little sleepy after a day in the sun at the Jays game, and a couple of ciders. But good times. Just like my workouts over the past two days.

On a rainy Friday morning it was Deadlift Day. I used the trap bar for triples, and finished off with a personal best of 225x24 reps.

1A) Snatch
1B) Overhead Squat

2A) Trap Bar Deadlift
2B) Box Jump

3A) Military Press
3B) Full Squat

That was just fantastic. Then I drove to Toronto in a rainstorm and with tons of traffic. That was not fantastic.

After a low-key evening, I wrote for several hours this morning and hit a late workout in the Shangri-La Hotel gym.

1A) Pullup
1B) Cable Abs
1C) Ab Wheel

2) Rowing Intervals (I'm trying to get into these as per @BobbyMaximus, but so far, I'm not a fan.)

3A) Barbell Curl
3B) DB Triceps Extensions

Lots of walking to and from the Jays game today and around the city. On Sunday I get a day of rest and travel back to the farm. I think I'll be ready for a squat workout on Monday morning around 7am.

But not this type of squat workout, although the pic is pretty awesome. How would you like The Terminator counting your reps...on a smith machine?

BTW, I hate seeing Arnold get old...but I guess it happens to all of us.

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Push on and squat real,

Craig Ballantyne, CTT

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