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Food prep Tuesday. Making ground turkey, homemade mayo, white rice, and pre and post workout meals for tomorrow! Sometimes I think it’s a PITA BUT….. def worth the trouble to have food made so I don’t reach for less healthy options! #messnerfitness #foodprep #workout #bodybuilding

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Friday back workout

One arm barbell bench row. Worked up by 8’s to a top set of 8 reps.

Superset
1. Close grip pull down – 3 sets 8 reps
2. Straight arm pull down – 3 sets 10 reps

Superset
1. Machine Row – 3 sets 10 reps
2. Lying prone rope row – 3 sets 10 reps

Superset
1. Incline shrug raise – 3 sets 10 reps.
2. Dumbbell shrug – 3 sets 10 reps.

Reverse hyper – 3 sets 10 reps

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Wednesday’s Chest and Shoulder Workout

Upper body mobility work

Duffalo bar bench presses – worked up by 3’s to a top set of 3 reps. On our final set we dropped our top weight by 25% and did as many reps as we could. This is the first time my wife and I used our new Duffalo bar.

15 degree incline press using the BENCHBLOKZ 2 board. We worked up by 8’s and ended up with 4-5 total sets.

Superset
1. Dips – 3 sets of 10 reps
2. Cable flyes – 3 sets of 10 reps

Dumbbell lateral raises – 4 sets 10 reps.

Seated dumbbbell shoulder presses – 1/2 rep plus one full rep equaled one rep. We did 4 sets of 10 reps working up in weight.

Superset
1. Incline dumbbell rear deltoid raise – 3 sets 10 reps
2. Band pull apart – 3 sets 10 reps

The latter part of our workout was a bit rushed as we had to get our dogs walked before our first after break clients came to workout. Still a good workout. Kathy was very strong and has even been improving on her pressing despite being three weeks out from her figure show. She looks great!

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Today’s Leg Workout

I started off with 3 sets of 10 seated leg curls. Nothing fancy here.

My second exercise was sumo deadlift. I have really been working on my form and have been studying extremely strong sumo deadlifters on the internet. I won’t go into great detail here but I have noticed that they seem to squat the weight up. I have begun starting the lift thinking of squatting the weight from the floor and the weights have been remarkably easy. I did 7 sets of 5 reps working up in weight and the dropped the weight about 15 % and did a set of 10 reps.

Next I did squats with the Duffalo bar. We just received this bar Friday and although I don’t squat often when I deadlift I wanted to give it a whirl. And I have to say it felt awesome on my shoulders. My wife and I purchased this bar because our shoulders were really getting beat up from conventional squat bars. Definitely looking forward to using some heavy weights with this bar. I did 5 sets of eight reps wkorking up in weight.

My fourth exercise was leg extensions. 3 sets of 10 reps.

Next up was barbell Romanian deadlifts. I have recently added these back in to my leg workouts and feel they have really helped beef up my hamstrings. I did 3 sets of 6 reps.

Standing calf raise. Light weights. Achilles is still tweaked at the heal and taking a long time to heal!

Reverse hyper extension. I kept the weight down on these and did term in a slower and more controlled manor. 3 sets of 10 reps.