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Athlete Journal, Entry 69 -My Views on Ab Training

 

 

I was fighting a cold all week so training was up and down and I couldn’t get the volume in due to fatigue.

 

MONDAY

 

Bench Press

135x20

185x10

275x5

320x18

Add slingshot

425x14,13

 

Weighted Dips

Bodyweight+100x12,12,12

 

WEDNESDAY

 

Warmup (Goblet squats, Bulgarian split squats, glute prep work)

 

Squat w/Briefs 

Squat

165x5,5

275x5

385x5

495x5

605x5

715x3

825x5

 

Safety Squat Bar Pause Squats w/5 second pause at bottom

415x5

435x5

 

1 Leg press – Wide on adductor

345x12,12,12

 

THURSDAY

 

Glute Bridge

135x20

225x15

315x15

405x10

 

Dips x40,30,30

 

SATURDAY

 

I'm still playing around with some heavier rep work with the hook grip to see how that affects grip.

 

Deadlift

135x5

225x5

405x3

495x1

605x6

635x2,2,2

 

Band Resisted Romanians

185+bands x20,20

 

SUNDAY

 

Deadlifted a bunch of trailer hitches and heavy equipment for many hours, beating the piss out of my back moving stuff from one shop to another at home.

 

Here is a video I highly recommend watching that I shot this week as well, detailing my views on abdominal training and some suggested exercises.

 

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