Big Exercises for Big Gains
Ever only make it to the gym 3 days a week?
Sure, some of us have to work on a 3 day program due to schedule, work, family, etc. That doesn’t mean take it easy!
In fact this gives you a rare opportunity to train big lifts with more density during your workouts due to an extended recovery period. When we train with Jim Smith from the Diesel Crew it is time to get one of these dense and intense lifts in!
The conditioning put me on the floor for 20 minutes.
Unfortunately/fortunately we did our normal 4 day a week routine, then at the last minute decided to drive up and join Smitty for their Saturday lift. It was a great challenge, but normally a workout this dense would be part of a 3 day routine.
- Heavy log clean and press
- Axle bar dead lift
- Swiss bar bench with thick grips
- Stability Overhead Military Press
- INSANE conditioning
- Upper back/biceps
- Quads (reverse sled pull)
There were also some random pull ups and other exercises throughout.
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Now we are faced with the same dilemma. I need to keep my athletes on their summer workout program, but two of them are competing in World’s Strongest Athlete this weekend down at Defranco’s. Do we taper down our workouts to have a strong showing in the contest, sacrificing a week of training only 5 weeks out from football season?
Or do we crank it out as normal and let the cards fall where they may for the contest? The season is what is important, although this is a cool contest Joe D. puts on, so we went hard Monday and Tuesday, medium on Thursday, and just the primary lift on Friday.
Should be an awesome weekend!
- Joe Hashey, CSCS -
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