Monday, November 02, 2015

Chest Day Falls Back

Friday night was a late night and I didn't sleep well. I was tired on Saturday, but it was an off day. Fortunately the clocks feel in my favor the next night and I grabbed 8.5 hours of sleep - followed by another 8 hours last night.

Neither Saturday or Sunday were perfect diet days, but today is CASS-Free. It's also an off day, with a big deadlift workout tomorrow.

In addition to the clocks falling back, International Chest Day fell back from Monday to Sunday in my world.

I'm just doing my part to free up the bench press for people today. :)

My workout on Sunday morning was:

1A) Board Press - 5x5
1B) Pause Chin-up - 4xMax

2A) DB Chest Press with 5s eccentric
2B) Barbell Row

3A) Dips
3B) BB Curl

Meathead Sunday Funday.

And here's another Men's Health contributor that did a similar upper body meathead session...

From Robert MacDonald (Bobby Maximus) of Gym Jones:

When it comes to gaining mass machines can be incredibly beneficial. They can help you build acidity and chase a pump like nothing else. One of my favorite workouts to do when using machines is to pick two opposing muscle groups (I.e Chest & Back) and do super sets. Complete reps to failure on the first machine then immediately complete reps to failure on the second. Do this for ten sets with 30-45sec rest in between each set. Don't worry to much about weight as all machines are different just pick a weight that makes your muscles feel like they are going to explode.

Seated Chest Press to failure +
Seated Lat Pulldown to failure
Ten sets, Rest 30sec between
Don't worry about weight, just chase the pump

And now moar from maximus...

Today's Kickbutt Mindset Tip:

"Forget going around obstacles in order to avoid them. Put your head down, brace yourself, and run right over them. The quickest way out is always directly through. Always face your challenges and fight them face to face. You have the strength within you, don't take the path of weakness. Believe in yourself and your ability to be successful and persevere." - Bobby Maximus

Get going through them,

Craig Ballantyne, CTT

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