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Barbell Floor Press Challenge Week 38

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Joseph

 

I was able to workout at the gym on two different days last week.  Here are the results:

 

Monday, Oct. 8, 2018

machine overhead press

90 lb x 6x1

180 lb x6x5

 

standing fixed barbell overhead press

80 lb x5x4

80 lb 4x1

80 lb x1x1

farmer's walk

85 lb dumbbells in each hand x2

 

Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018

standing fixed barbell overhead press

90 lb x 5x5

Olympic barbell and weight plate arm press

45 lb x5x5

machine chest press

180 lb x6x2

200 lb x5x1

200 lb x4x1

200 lb x3x1

 

By far the machine press is my favorite exercise; I set the weight plates on, sit down and start pressing them overhead. I enjoy the standing barbell press, too; I'm using fixed barbells right now and will quickly progress through them so that I can use the Olympic bars and press for heavier weights as I had years ago. The barbell floor press will be done as it will be done, is all I can say. I'll keep you posted.

 

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Barbell Floor Press Challenge Week 37

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Joseph

 

Last week I started working out at a new gym. The new gym is geared more toward heavy weight lifting than the gym I had been using in August 2017; the drawback is this gym has only two smith machines and neither is equipped to lower the fixed Olympic bar to the level necessary for floor press exercises, thus I will have to postpone the floor press now and write about the flat bench for now. I have not done flat benches since November 2013 at my first gym (which was also geared toward heavy lifting), so I will have to get my body used to this exercise again. I'll post the exercises that I did last week:

 

Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, new gym

machine overhead press 

40 lbx4x4

 

 

Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018

machine overhead press 

40 lbx5x1

90 lbx5x1

160 lbx6x5

 

farmer's  walk 

80 lb dumbbells in each hand x 5

 

smith machine doesn't allow for floor press

 

barbell press

55 lb x1x1

115 lbx4x1

 

My previous gym was good in the sense they had a lot of aerobic equipment that people could use to burn calories and they had weights, but they just didn't go as high as needed (the smith machine were the only Olympic bars available and the heaviest dumbbells were 75 pounds) so I'm grateful for what I did there and hope to really get back to the exercises that I performed up to November 2013. 

I'll continue this thread although it will be more of a general exercise journal for the time being. I'll keep you posted.

 

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Barbell Floor Press Challenge Posting Supplemental Update

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Joseph

 

When will I post updates about my barbell floor press numbers? That question is on the mind of faithful readers and your's truly, too. When I do return to the gym, I'll focus on lifting more reps at 230 pounds then lifting again in the 280s and then back up to 300 lb.  I'll keep you posted.

 

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Barbell Floor Press Challenge Supplemental Post Log

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Joseph

 

I have not been to the gym lately. I really enjoy exercise and I am working toward increasing my floor bench press weightlifting numbers. I feel that it is much better than the bench press because I rely on my upper body throughout the lift, thus giving me an incredible workout. I will continue to do this exercise. I'll keep you posted.

 

 

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Barbell Floor Press Challenge Posting Supplemental

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Joseph

 

It's very important to stay active in weightlifting. The barbell floor press is much more challenging than the flat bench press so progress moves more slowly; that's why patience and diligence will win the race. I'll keep you posted.

 

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Barbell Floor Press Challenge Post Supplemental

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Joseph

Well, I did not do the barbell floor press challenge because I did not go to the gym last week. When I return to the gym, I'll lift at 225 pounds to prime myself for the heavier lifts.

I'll keep you posted.

 

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Barbell Floor Press Challenge Week 36

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Joseph

 

I did the barbell floor press last week. Here is the result of the workout:

 

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

 

barbell floor press

225 lb x5x4

225 lb x2x1

 

farmer's walk

75 lb in each hand x2

 

seated neutral grip pull down

 

120 lb x5x1

 

To get myself into the frame of mind I need for heavy lifting, I went down to 225 pounds and did those for multiple sets. The exercise was okay, as were the farmer's walk and neutral grip pull downs.

Next week, I'll go for 225 pounds again.

I'll keep you posted.

 

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Barbell Floor Press Challenge Week 35

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Joseph

I did barbell floor presses this week. Here are the results of the workout:

 

Saturday, August 25, 2018

barbell floor press

265 lb x 3x1

245 lb x3x1

245 lb x2x1

225 lb x5x2

 

farmer's walk

75 lb dumbbells in each hand x3

 

horizontal cable row

150 lbx6x2

 

The exercise was what it was. For the time being, I'll lift what I want to lift to get myself back into the mindset to continue my heavy lifts. I'll keep you posted.

 

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Barbell Floor Press Challenge Week 34

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Joseph

 

I made it to the gym last week. Here are the results:

 

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

standing dumbbell overhead press and hold

 

60 lb dumbbells in each hand x10sx2

inclinded pushups

bodyweight x 20x2

 

Friday, August 17, 2018

one arm dumbbell row 

75 lb in each handx10x3

farmer's walk

75 lb in each hand x 3

inclined push ups

bodyweight x 20x2

 

Saturday, August 18, 2018

farmer's walk 

75 dumbbell in each hand x 2

horizontal cable row

190 lb x 6x1

150 lb x6x1

seated horizontal chest press

170 lb x 3x10

 

I did not do any barbell floor press lifts, the smith machines were taken last Tuesday, so I decided to do other exercises and Friday I didn't have the energy and Saturday the machines were taken again. I did the horizontal chest press as a distant substitute for the barbell press; the lifts were okay but not extraordinary. Still, I lifted. 

When I return to the gym a week from now, I'll go for 260x3x3.

I'll keep you posted.

 

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Barbell Floor Press Challenge Week 33

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Joseph

Well, I did the barbell floor press exercise. Right now, I'm just lifting to lift. My mind and body are not in synch so my lifts are not where they should be at present. Here are the results of the workouts:

 

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

260 lbx2x1

260 lb x no go

245 lb x3x1

245 lb x2x1

225 lb x5x1

 

standing barbell overhead press and hold

60 lb dumbbells in each hand x 10s

60 lb dumbbells in each hand x 15s

60 lb dumbbells in each hand x no go

60 lb dumbbells in each hand x 30s

60 lb dumbbells in each hand x no go

 

seated machine overhead shoulder press

120 lb x 6x5

 

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

 

horizontal cable row

150 lb x10x5

 

The bright spot was that I lifted 120 pounds above my head when doing dumbbell presses; in a standing position I pressed the dumbbells overhead, 60 pounds in each hand felt good. I kept them overhead for a full body workout, it was good for my core muscles and to promote balance.

The horizontal presses were all I felt like doing when I hit the gym last Wednesday. 

The barbell floor press will be what I want it to be. Gradually getting back to where I should be when I'm in the mood to do what I know I'm able to do. 

I'm going to do 260x3x3 when I return to the gym.

 

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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