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Barbell Floor Press Challenge Week 29

 

by

Joseph

 

I went to the gym last week, but I lifted below my max. Here are the results of the barbell floor press workout:

 

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

 

barbell floor press 265 lb x1x1

245 lb x4x1

245 lb x1x1

245 lb x 3x1

 

standing barbell overhead press

45 lb in each hand x 30s

 

seated overhead press

120 lb x 5x5

 

The exercise was not one of my best. I had decided to lift lower than my max because it had been a while since I had worked out at the gym. I did not feel motivated to press heavy, so I didn't.  I opted against the leg raise with the barbell floor press, focusing on the compound lifts that target the upper body.

When I return to the gym, I'll lift closer to max and use this to gradually get back to where I should be with respect to my floor press exercise. I'll keep you posted.

 

But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. "Do not fear what they fear ; do not be frightened." 1 Peter 3:14

 

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Barbell Floor Press Challenge Supplemental Post This Week

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Joseph

 

I did not get to the gym this week. The workouts have been progressing at a slower pace than I had intended, nonetheless, I'm getting things done.

When I next return to the gym, my barbell floor press exercise will include 300 lb x3x3. I'll keep you posted.

 

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Barbell Floor Press Challenge Week 28

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Joseph

 

I was able to get to the gym last week, so I'm going to post the results of my workout.

 

Wednesday May 30, 2018

300 lb x0x0

245 lb x3x1

 

barbell floor press leg raise

245 lb x3x1

245 lb x2x1

 

seated overhead press

120 lb x5x3

 

I was disappointed with my barbell floor press exercise this time; I had taken a few weeks off but I should have done much better than I did. Perhaps it was because my muscles were in light lifting mode or it was a matter of psyching myself out. Whichever the case, I did not do well at all.

The next time I get back to the gym, I'll do 300 x 3x3. I'll keep you posted.

 

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Barbell Floor Press Challenge Supplemental Post

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Joseph

 

The barbell floor press challenge did not happen today. I was unable to exercise at the gym last week, so my workout is temporarily on hold until I can get back there. The barbell floor press is a great way to challenge my muscles and push me to become stronger.

 

When I do get back, I'll be doing 300 lbx3x3 and I'll make sure to exercise well.

 

I'll keep you posted.

 

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Barbell Floor Press Challenge Supplemental Post

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Joseph

 

I haven't been to the gym in over a week, so there's nothing new to post. When I get back to the gym, I'll do the barbell floor press workout at 300 lb x3x3. 

I'll keep you posted.

 

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Barbell Floor Press Challenge Week 27

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Joseph

Last week's barbell floor presses were average. I went to the gym last Wednesday, but I was recovering from a cold and this had a major impact on my lifts.

 

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

300 lb no go

265 lb no go

245 lb 1x1

225 lb x1x1

 

dumbbell shrugs

40 lb 5x3

That was it. I had no desire to lift. I'll do better next time. I'll do 300 lb x3x3. I'll keep you posted.

 

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Barbell Floor Press Challenge Week 26

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Joseph

I didn't go to the gym last week, I missed the workout. When I do get back there, I'll do the barbell floor press exercise 300lbx3x3. I'll keep you posted.

 

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Barbell Floor Press Challenge Week 25

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Joseph

I did not do any barbell floor presses this week. I did the farmer's walk, one arm dumbbell rows, inclined pushups, seated machine chest press and the horizontal cable row, assuming that I would allow my muscles to rest and hit them next time I returned to the gym; but I only got in one workout this past week.

When I return to the gym I'll be going for 300 lbx3x3.  I'll keep you posted.

 

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Barbell Floor Press Challenge Week 24

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Joseph

Things went very well last week. Here's how it all went down:

 

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

300 lbx1x1

barbell floor press and  leg raise

245 lbx4x5 

 

standing dumbbell overhead press/hold

45 lb x 5x30s

 

Friday, April 20, 2018

300 lbx1x1

barbell floor press leg raise

265 lbx3x1

265 lbx2x1

245 lbx3x2

 

standing dumbbell overhead press/hold

55lb x 5x30s

 

Sunday, April 22, 2018

300lb x1x1

barbell floor press leg raise

265lb x1x1

245 lb x3x3

 

standing dumbbell overhead press/hold

55lb x10x30s

 

300 pounds. Yes, THREE HUNDRED pounds on the barbell floor press. I did it. Actually, my one rep max is 309 pounds, so I can go higher than I did last week and today. By going three hundred pounds, I overcame a mental block that had been holding me back. 

I used dumbbells when doing overhead press and hold because the gym does not have any free Olympic bars, but this can be advantageous in that both arms must do equal work to keep the weights above my head. I also did the horizontal cable row just to round out today's exercise. I had a very good workout this week.

I'll do the barbell floor press at 300lb x3x1 the next time I get to the gym. I'll keep you posted.

 

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Barbell Floor Press Challenge Week 23

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Joseph

I worked out at the gym twice last week; the barbell floor press exercise went fairly well. Here are the results of last week's workouts:

 

Monday, April 10, 2018

no warm-up set

280 lbx2x1

255 lbx3x3

255 lbx5x1

255 lbx2x1

 

farmer's walk

75 lb in each handx5

 

seated horizontal cable row

170 lbx7x5

seated machine overhead press

120 lbx10x3

 

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

farmer's walk 

75 lb in each handx5

one arm dumbbell row

75 lb in each handx5x5

seated dumbbell overhead press

45 lb in each handx5x5

seated leg extension and crunch

dumbbell skullcrushers50 lbx5x5

 

Last Monday, I pressed 280 lbs two times, but I could have done better. I must get over the mental hurdle because 280 pounds isn't that heavy; I can lift much much more than this.

I did the rest of the sets with my legs raised six inches off the floor and at 255 lb (which is 10 lbs higher than the previous times I did this variation on the barbell floor press0. I enjoy this change up because it demonstrates beyond a shadow of a doubt that the power is coming from my chest, shoulders, and arms while giving my upper body an extra challenge with respect to my abdominals.

The other exercises went well, too.

When I get back to the gym, I'm going much higher. I can do it. And I will.  

 

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